In Others’ Words: The Encouragement of Doubts and Mistakes

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Mistakes are never failures 2016I like to encourage people. And I like it when other people encourage me. Someone else’s encouragement — a word, a hug, a smile — can make all the difference in a day, can’t it?

And I like today’s quote because it’s brimming with encouragement:

  • Take a step forward even if you’re doubting.
  • Go ahead and do the risky thing.
  • Do not confuse making a mistake with being a failure.
  • Ask yourself what you’ve learned from your mistake. 


While I love each one of those affirmations, I find myself wondering how often do I take the time to sift through the less than perfect moments of my life? It’s easy to say, “Oh, I wish I’d done this” or “I wish I’d done that.” But I don’t learn anything in lamenting about should of’s and could of’s. Wisdom comes from examining what I did that didn’t go as I’d hoped or planned … and discovering the truths hidden there.

In Your Words: What part of today’s quote spoke to you? Stepping forward when you’re doubting? Taking chances? The truth that mistakes aren’t failures? Or learning from your mistakes? What wisdom have you gleaned from past mistakes?

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