Tuesday, August 16, 2011
DO WE HAVE TO MAKE MISTAKES?
Good day all,
I am sitting here in the backyard with my 7 month old and once again an inspiration came to me for a blog post. Picture this. The baby is on her back with a milk bottle in her mouth. She is holding the bottle with one hand and with the other hand she is trying to pull a toy (a rather large toy) towards her. The challenge is that as she is pulling the toy with her hand she is pushing it away with her feet. The whole time she is not letting go of the milk bottle.
Being a father, I figure I would help her, so I move the toy closer to her hands so her feet are no longer working against her. A few minutes go by and she is repositioning herself, and once again she starts pulling the toy with her hand and pushing it away with her feet. Once again I go and help her out. This happened one more time. This time however, I just sat back and watched. She pushed and pull, and pushed and pull. Never did I see her get frustrated. Never did she stop trying. She just pushed and pull and suddenly it all made sense. She let go with her feet and pulled the toy to her with her hands.
So what is the moral of the story? Here is how I see it as it applies to my life and maybe you can see some similarities. In my life I have made mistakes. Allot of them and some I have made more than once. Looking back at them makes me realize that I have learned something from each and every one of them. There has been times when I know for certain if someone had bailed me out, I may have made the same mistake along the way and it would have cost me allot more. So I think all the mistakes that I have made in life have come along as learning lessons. I needed to make them and learn from them and in the process they have contributed to my successes.
How does that relate to The Law of Attraction? Let me see if I can talk my way through this as this is something I just thought about. I attract everything in my life. Good or bad I am responsible for them all by the vibrations I sent out. So how do mistakes come into the picture? If for example I am sending out the vibration of becoming a successful real-estate investor, opportunities come about but at the same time there are also opportunities for me to learn. Lessons learned now will hurt, but they will save me in the future when the stakes are much greater. So everything is in order. The successes that I am looking for and sending out my vibration for, rarely come about the way I think they may. That is the whole point. Figuring out the how is not my part. If I try to force the how, that is also another way that mistakes happen and sooner or later I will learn to just let it go and follow the opportunities to where they take me and wait for the next door to open.
So do not look at mistakes as a way to beat yourself up. I know that I am my worst critic. I have had to work really hard to treat myself at least as nice as I treat my students. Most people are the same way. Your tendency is to take it easy on others while you treat yourself as though you are a machine and you should never make a mistake. Well how is that working? Not well in my case. Remember that is also the essence of The Law of Attraction. If you do not have love and tolerance for yourself, then that vibration just sends out the message that no one should have love and tolerance for you. Mistakes are good. They help you learn lessons that you could not learn any other way. They hurt but be comforted in the knowledge that they are setting you up for a success of greater kind. As I am writing this the quote by Napoleon Hill is making more sense to me: “Every setback, every mistake, every heartache brings with it the seeds of equivalent or greater success”. Thomas Edison said “I am not discouraged, for every failed attempt discarded is another step closer to success”. So if Napoleon Hill and Thomas Edison handled their mistakes with positive attitude and as lessons to be carried to future successes who am I to expect perfection and be ticked off with myself? That is the question I want you to ask yourself the next time you make a mistake and start to beat yourself up.
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