“It’s ok to screw up. We actually want you to screw up.” These are the words I heard at an interview today. I had asked the interviewer what does he expect from potential workers/ interns on the job. I was surprised to hear “it’s ok to screw up” because people don’t comfortably say that. That simple statement became profound to me and I began to reflect on my life.
I’ve always considered myself to be a “problem child”. I’ve always strived to do what’s right and have good character…somehow in some way I’ve fallen short several times. As a young child I often got in trouble for saying things I shouldn’t have said, I’ve made my teeth crooked from jumping off things and I’ve just made countless mistakes. As a teenager/ young adult I’ve looked well put together but somehow in some way I’ve made mistakes whether it was failing a class, dating the wrong person or being places I shouldnt have been.
Society puts this idea in our head that we need to be perfect or close to it. Society teaches us we need to be established and mature by a certain age.
I am a firm believer that I learn by trial and error. Today I thought about it and realized I’ll never be perfect, I’ll never have all the answers. It’s good to push myself to be a better person but I don’t have to apply major pressure to be perfect/ flawless. It’s ok to fall, admit I’ve been wrong, it’s ok to fail at some things….all of this is a part of the learning process. Your tombstone is really your diploma for life. We won’t stop learning until there is no longer life left in us.
I am full of life & I am proud to now admit I am a screw up lol…it doesn’t define all of who I am..yet it is a part of me &…..you. Embrace this learning process!! Live lifeee, have fun, strive for the best, no regrets…Happy Wednesday ❤