10 Mistakes I’ve Made – Portrait Photographer Vancouver WA

Mistakes…

When we make them we feel bad, we cringe, we can be embarrassed, we can be frustrated…

Recently I was asked to come up with a list of 10 mistakes I’ve made

  1. Over Thinking – This always results in excuses to not move forward
  2. Afraid of Failure – I have this debilitating expectation that everything I do should be wildly successful and if I can’t guarantee (and I can’t) that then why try…
  3. Striving for Perfection – See #2
  4. Fear Led – I let fear stop me.
  5. Not jumping in/Moving too quickly – Instead of taking small bites I feel like I have to be an expert before I have the right to move forward OR I just jump in without thought 
  6. Not trusting – I struggle with trusting the process, others, myself, God
  7. Utilizing Resources – I get overwhelmed with all the resources out there and as a result I shut down and forget to use them
  8. I focus on perceived obstacles – See #s 1,2,3,4,5
  9. Lack of Planning – I tend to let life happen to me. This year I have worked on being more deliberate to reach my goals.
  10. Not starting with the First Step – That is really all that is needed. Just what is next. If I could remember that this list would look very different!

LEARNING

The result of all this is I end up staying in one space. I stop growing. And I REALLY DON”T WANT THAT!! The irony is my personality gets really restless! I always am looking for change. So why do I have this big hang up? It seems the opposite to who I am.

So I’m reminding myself of the good news about mistakes, they can always be turned around. Mistakes can lead to amazing progress. I even believe that mistakes HAVE to be made in order to really learn.

So a big part of being BRAVE this year will involve having the courage to make mistakes so I can learn and keep moving forward.

I hope this little self revelation is helpful to any of you. I don’t believe I’m alone in some of my mistakes. If you have any words of wisdom to help me along on this journey please share!!

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Shelly

2018-02-05T11:25:37+00:00

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