You know, my whole life, I’ve only known how to be, like, really good or really bad. But being a human is living in that kind of in-between space, it’s making mistakes, and that’s very scary, but also very cool. Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Hal: You’re so pathetic. No matter what side you’re on, you’re always the loser. Megamind: There’s a benefit to losing. You get to learn from your mistakes.
“And I’m telling myself it’s okay. It’s life. I’m learning—maybe the hard way… but I’m learning. And what I learn I will use on my path for success.” Jaimie Fayt
“Learning from mistakes is something babies and toddlers don’t mind at all. Watch a baby struggle to sit up, or a toddler learn to walk: you’ll see one error after another, failure after failure, a lot of challenge exceeding skill, a lot of concentration, a lot of feedback, a lot of learning. Emotionally? Well, they’re… Read More Teaching Shame
“When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place. Where everyone got along, and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half… Read More Real Life is Messy
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“Cut yourself some slack. Remember, 100 years from now, all new people.” Thomas Frank’s newsletter: Message tacked to a tree by monks at Wat Umong, a 700-year-old temple in Thailand (I learned about this from Jenny Blake’s excellent book Pivot)