Thursday, October 23, 2008

On making mistakes

Mistakes happen. It is a fact of life. And when I make them, I own them. I try to make amends and ask for forgiveness. Recently, I have found myself asking for a lot of forgiveness.

I seem to be making a lot of mistakes recently (dropping the ball on things, mis-communicating with people, etc...) and I wonder if it is because I am not being focused or if I am just too busy.

As I said in a previous post, my job has recently "diversified". That's just a euphemism for "I have more things to do". I love learning new things. But, in the process, some things get lost or dropped or forgotten. Usually, that means that I am over-committed.

It is disturbing to me that someone, somewhere will be disappointed in me. I can't stand for people to be disappointed in me. It isn't that I always want to please everyone: I am certainly not a people-pleaser. I am far too opinionated for that. Maybe it's more that I want to impress everyone. I want to be the best at everything that I do. And, of course, I can't be perfect so the idea of being the best at whatever I do is a ridiculous one, to say the least.

I used to dance and take gymnastics as a child and one of my teachers told me that if I didn't make mistakes, I wasn't trying hard enough. I wasn't pushing myself enough to get better. I wonder if that's so of everything, not just physical disciplines.

Maybe my mistakes are just a part of growing and becoming better and stronger. I hope so.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there~
    I'm on the Catholic blog roll and saw the Funny blog name so I thought I would come see who it was.
    I'm glad I did! After readding some of your post....I think we are a lot alike.?...
    I'm the mom of 6 kiddos and used to homeschool.I don't work outside the home,I just needed a brake. I miss it at times. My kiddos enjoy public school and their friend.

    I have to go..its a busy Saturday
    shopping and to the feed store for chicken food. My hubby wants to take the girls to the park.

    Peace in Christ,
    Georgiann over at
    "The Garden Gate" on the Catholic blog roll.(there are a lot of blogs)