To step into an empowered state of mind is to gain control over the ability to label events in a manner that strengthens our journey instead of weakening it. For the disempowered mindset, ideas cast tremendously scary shadows that tend to cripple one’s movement towards success. One of these crippling ideas is the big scary monster often referred to as a “mistake.”
Sometimes we don’t take action towards our goals because we are afraid to make a mistake. Mistakes aren’t something to be afraid of. They can be helpful in our quest towards our goals and dreams. Don’t think of them as a reflection of failure; think of them as a scientific result of your current methods. If we don’t take mistakes so personally, they can serve as a guide for how to improve our process.
© Steve Maraboli
From the book, “Unapologetically You”