When I was in junior high, I was on the basketball team. My game was inconsistent, sometimes I was on fire with swishes and assists, and other games I was missing shots and getting turnovers.
Do you ever experience this in your business? Where there are days when you’re rocking it and other days where you are making errors that put you behind and possibly cost you money?
I used to be really hard on myself when I messed up. I would blame myself for making a stupid decision that cost me time and money. It would paralyze me! I would literally wallow in the blame and ultimately lose even more time! Talk about frustrating! 🤦♀
Instead of owning up to the decision or situation and move on, I would keep rehashing it and fall further behind, which resulted in stress and overwhelm. Ugh.
Until I became more resilient and had more bounce-back ability, this would be a vicious time-suck of defeat, blaming myself, feeling horrible, talking about it with everyone… And this didn’t do me any good.
Here’s the scoop, I needed to forgive myself, learn from my mistakes and move on. I didn’t have time to blame myself and have a pity party, I needed to own up to the decision, realize there wasn’t anything I could do about it and move on. 🙌
Life Lesson: Learn from mistakes and just keep going! 💪
The truth is that if you’re not making any mistakes it means you’re probably not doing enough! Give yourself freedom to make mistakes because that means you are putting in effort and trying, and in my book, that is worth celebrating too!
When I played basketball, I had to go for the shot and if I didn’t make it, at least I tried! Being brave enough to go for it is better than not even trying.
Give yourself permission to go out on the court and play hard, learn from your errors and recognize that you won’t get any better unless you keep getting out there!
P.S. I decided in High School that I’d rather be a cheerleader and look at me now… Still cheering people on! 😉