One of the basic rule of the universe is that NOTHING IS PERFECT. Perfection simply doesn’t exit. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exit.
- Stephen Hawking
Making mistakes is better than faking perfections. The most valuable thing we can make is a mistake because we can’t learn anything from being perfect. If we are not making mistakes, it means we are not trying hard enough and we must understand that a life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. A mistake should be our teacher, not our attacker. A mistake should be seen as lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour not a dead end. Our past mistakes are meant to guide, not define us and we should know that it is not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that define us. Much as making mistakes are proofs that we are trying, we should know that it is not a mistake to make a mistake but it is a mistake to repeat a mistake. We should however have it at the back of our mind that the only way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.
When we are afraid of making mistakes it will be difficult for us to plunge into any new venture because everyone has two state of mind; open and closed. The closed mind is active but slightly stressed by fear. Those with closed minds are usually unable to apply themselves to tasks requiring vigour and concentration as a result of fear which is False Experience Appearing Real. The open minded ones are more relaxed and can undertake creative thinking. They attempt the impossible without fear of failing or making mistakes. They use failure as a compass to measure progress towards achieving their goals.
I hope in this year to come, you make mistakes; because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself and changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before and more importantly, you’re doing something.
- Neil Gaiman