“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” — Tony Robbins
Mistakes are a part of life. In fact, some might say that they’re the most important part of life when it comes to finding your way, or trying to achieve a goal, or learning life’s lessons.
I encourage people to remember that falling off the horse doesn’t matter. It never matters. What matters is the next step: what will you do now? Get back on? Give up? Seek advice? Maybe be nicer to the horse?
If you have an innate creative drive to better yourself (and therefore better the world,) then I hope you celebrate that. Go on—fumble, stumble, get a little bruised and wear that bruise like a badge of honor, because it is! Let others tease and deride you. That’s just their fear of failure talking. While they stay blithely stuck in the mud, dust yourself off. You’re about the change the world.