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There is No Such Thing as Mistakes

Mistakes.  Something so many people struggle with.  Something I have struggled with.

In fact, people struggle with mistakes so much they are more likely to say "oops, I lied" or refuse to admit or even acknowledge that they made a mistake.  To me, this oozes with shame and the negative connotations people have with the idea of mistakes.

So what if there is no such thing as mistakes?

What if everything is just experimenting with different options and sometimes things go as intended and sometimes not?

Sure, there are times when our actions are less of an experiment and we or others have repeatedly done something harmful.  But to me, in the world of mistakes (if there is such a thing) that is more of a choice than a true mistake.

In the world of mistakes we have engaged in some action, often based on our assumptions, beliefs, past experiences, etc., that didn't work this time. 

So how is that bad?  Why do we have shame about this, taking on that ...

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