Mistakes

When I was at primary school, my sister had a maths teacher who’s favourite saying was, ‘Mistakes are the portals to discovery’. I never really liked things like mindfulness (I mean, it felt like brainwashing) and resilience. (I mean, if your failing, trying the exact same thing again probably isn’t going to help. Switch it up people.) but I can see how they work and how mistakes help people to learn.

(One mistake in particular, when I first played hockey, I tore my ligament and now I avoid hockey and in my old school I learnt to not trust the teacher who saw it and told me to ‘get up and jog around’)

You see it’s incidents like this which really make you think about what the heck you’re doing with your life. Actually, one of my favourite quotes is the sort of annoying thing I’d say if I kept failing and people were getting sick of it.

‘I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work’ Thomas Edison

 

So I hope that you never fail and instead find a ton of faulty methods. 😉

Alice x

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