Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about mistakes. It is 2020, after-all and I know I've made my fair share of them. In my relationship with my wife. In my relationships with my kids. In conversations with friends. In my business. Things I know could have done better.
A friend and I were talking about this on the phone. We were both kinda of recounting mistakes we make habitually, you know?
I’m keeping this one short and sweet. In fact, I really just wanna say one thing. Whatever we’ve done, we’ve done. It is what it is, and we’ve reaped exactly what we’ve sown into those decisions.
I’m bored with the old mistakes.
I think it’s time to make some new ones. So, this coming year I’m going to commit myself to making different...new mistakes. I'm going to lay some of those old habitual mistakes to rest and push myself into new places. Old mistakes have me in the same old ruts all the time, and wondering if things would change.
I’m tired of those.
I want to make the mistake of being a vulnerable and pay the price of being a more connected and romantic husband. I want to make the mistakes of letting people talk over me, and pay the price of being a better listener to my kids. I want to make the mistake of watching too many YouTube videos on life subjects and pay the price of being over educated, vs paying the price of assuming I already know.
If you're sick of making the same mistakes, you can make some fresh ones with me in 2021. We can make some new mistakes together.