I’d make the same mistakes all over again.
Well, to be totally honest with you, I’ve messed up more times than I can count. However, the one thing that gives me a certain measure of comfort is
knowing that I’m probably not the only one…
I’d been paddling upstream for a very long time before I realised that kayaking really isn’t my thing (ha ha ha). As ironic as it might seem, if I could go back to a year ago, I probably wouldn’t change a thing. I’m pretty intense but, on that point, I swear I’m not. I’d charge ahead blindly and without thought, yet again. I’d go to the exact same restaurant, at the same moment, knowing exactly what would happen. I’d tell him the exact same thing, knowing full well what his reaction would be. I would once again go right, even if I should have gone left. I would make the same changes to my professional life, knowing that it wouldn’t last long. I would refuse all of his invitations over the course of six months, knowing what I would lose. I…
I’d place myself once more in the exact same situations. Why? Well, why not? There were tears, periods of anxiety and self-doubt, fear and regret. However, there were also moments of joy, of intense passion, of laughter at all hours of the day, glances that spoke volumes, but above all, there were several lessons to be learned.
Y’all, we need to give ourselves a little credit. We need to recognize that it takes guts to throw ourselves head first into any given situation, despite any fears we might have and the immense courage required to go through it all once more. You’ll come to realize that you can be just as proud of your failures as your successes.
Because they’ve made you the person you are today, an authentic person, someone courageous and determined, and sometimes a little off the charts, but who can say that it’s wrong?
– Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper. –
Truth is, I think I’m very lucky to be where I am today and I sincerely hope you will come to the same conclusion for yourself. Keep charging ahead, greet every obstacle with open arms, and tackle every single one however many times you must. Inside each of us there exists an inestimable force, one of which you might be unaware, until you’re faced with a challenge. With this force, you can move mountains. Place your faith in it and you’ll go far.
I’ve messed up again and it probably won’t be the last time but that’s okay because there’s an element of beauty in every setback. I’ve run out of fingers to count the number of times I’ve messed up but that’s perfectly okay… I’ll just start counting my toes.
The Right Guy