"A life without mistakes is lived without joy."
Most of us fear mistakes more then anything. Mistakes bring on ridicule in some cases. But then you have to look at the source of that ridicule and determine if they have any right to be judging you, and what their own issues may be. Mistakes expose the frail, unsure insecure person we can be. You really need to examine where this type of thinking is coming from. Somewhere along the line, someone has hurt you, and you have allowed them, in some ways, to take away your personal power. You can, and need to take it back.
Do you know anyone who has lived a 'mistake proof life'? Perhaps if they were to hibernate and not be "living", this may be possible. But at what cost? Have you really even lived in this scenario?
The fear of making mistakes can hold you back from doing many things you dream of doing. Ultimately too many joys go undiscovered. Regrets smother you, and you become even more fearful. It's a vicious cycle.
Remember no one is above or better than you. They have walked their own path , and most likely made many mistakes along the way. So, go for it, and stop worrying about making a mistake or two. In the end at least you can say you tried and not always wonder "what if ".
Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald
"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or
catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."