When we make that statement, is it for effect, wagging fingers – usually our tongues too – making promises, or offering some warning? When we do that we ARE right, right? Of course we are. We believe we are.
Our wisdom on issue du jour is superior. Arrogantly, we predict futures, warn of pitfalls, saying: “make no mistake about __________”.
Are we helping?
Or stirring pots best left alone?
Make no mistake …
Like mirror warnings, be careful – sometimes things appear larger than they actually are.
We often make that error.
Misjudging opportunities we think bigger and better than they really are (maybe we just didn’t try hard enough, or long enough).
As often, misjudging problems, under/overestimating in Ostrich-esque fantasy. Or we minimize, deflect – avoiding confrontation. If we aren’t making any then we probably weren’t doing much …
I make mistakes.
Make mistakes. Make more mistakes. Today could be meaningless, grueling – same-old, same-old routine of life. Busy lives, sedate ones too, follow patterns of habit. Of comfort. Of routine. Or, one of those exception days – adrenaline-charged days, fear days, clear days, excited days.
We love them, love heady feelings of great expectations, great results and highest hopes …
Make many mistakes. Embrace them, they are the grit, the joy, the pain, the price of admission to whole lives, to better lives. Dead people make no mistakes. Live people make them all the time. Choose this mistake path.
The road to ruin is paved with ___________. With what? The road to success is paved with __________. With what?
Mistakes, our paving stones, both real and surreal.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 6C/42F, clear crisp calm, a long walk and a ‘scary surprise encounter’ with my neighbor as we were each approaching a door without expecting someone was coming through the other way. We each gasped and Gusta was just excited, as she always is, about the prospect of sniffing someone new, or getting petted, or both. In that regard, maybe she’s more like a person than I sometimes think
Good morning Mark and congratulations. Looking forward to the new unveiling. Your diligence, persistence, passion and insight is to be marveled. One’s skillset is always something we can truly call our own. “Finding” that skillset and being aware of it, is where the magic happens. Keep up the good work my friend!, RA, Calgary, AB