I like how computer-wiz friend Warren approaches things not working properly.
When things are going horribly wrong or weird or not as prescribed – while I’m freaking out, he’s mumbling, “hmm, that’s interesting”.
Whether that’s just Warren or scientific method at work, I’m unsure – I’ve found that lesson so helpful.
Yes, we want to perfect our work – smooth out difficulties, make our life path more of a gentle slalom course vs. series of jerky miss-stepping.
Sometimes there are more ah+has in those mistakes, those which prompt us to say ‘interesting’. When we messed up that schedule, got something wrong – sometimes that is the new right, the better way, that accidental eureka moment. Not all mistakes need reversal or correction.
Admitting them, that’s the first step.
Observing, asking, “what does this teach me?”, that’s the best part …