Monday, July 24, 2017

Motivation Monday

Whenever I want to take a leap into something I've never done before, I get a bit nervous. (As I'm sure we all do.) But what causes these nerves? Probably the fact that I'm doing something out of my ordinary or just good ol' first time jitters. But how about the times that I retract myself because I'm scared? I fear failing or I fear making repeated mistakes. I don't want the same things to happen so I constantly think about them making myself more scared than what I need to be. What I've realized is that fear is really just a mere illusion. It's all in my head. I've made up plenty of scenarios where more than 90% of the time, it's not going to happen. But there goes my little crazy mind thinking away anyway. I know past experiences have me a little bit cautious but there's a difference between being cautious and keeping myself from things because I'm scared of making a mistake.
I've come to understand that mistakes are a part of the process. Mistakes are a part of life. Without mistakes how else are we going to learn? We're human not perfect and it's going to take some trial and error to figure some shit out. I can't let the fear of making mistakes stop me from growing. If I go on and take the chance, I'm growing; I'm allowing myself the experience to teach me whatever it is I need learning. Some mistakes are inevitable but I can't let it define me. I've made TONS of mistakes. But what's going to set me apart from the rest? My ability to continue on even after my failures. Mistakes are just a stepping stone in the right direction. More of a sign telling me "Wrong way, go this way." You did the deed, made the mistake, and now it's time to evaluate and make plans to start again with a different approach. Everyone makes mistakes! But it's how you pick yourself up after and use it to your advantage that matters.


  1. Omg love this!!!! If we could all focus more on how to move forward after our mistakes - what great things we could do. You're so right, mistakes really do help to shape us

  2. this is great! definitely going to share this with some people i know who might overthink about mistakes

  3. This is a great reminder! We all have to realize regrets and mistake are a part of us and memories made to learn from them. Xoxo!


  4. Fear definitely gets the best of me sometimes and it's the worst, loved how you spoke on this topic!

  5. Loved this post! Mistakes are only defined by your perception of them. You can see them as failures and diminish yourself or as learning experiences that are helping you grow.


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