“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
Thursday, February 02, 2012
On mistakes and honor
I'm pretty sure I'm making a lot of mistakes these days, judgment calls where I'm bound to cross some line, tick someone off, leave some wreckage in my wake.
But here's the thing: I'm perfectly OK with it. When life swirls around in a tightening vortex that forces you to alternately run like hell and hold on for dear life, you know you won't always have the luxury of time to stand at the fork of a decision and mull over your choices until you're absolutely sure you know which direction is best. Sometimes, all you can do is glance, pick, and run with the current. You'll figure it out eventually.
And even if you don't, you're on one heck of a ride, so who really cares about perfection, anyway.
Your turn: Your biggest mistake ever was...?