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Friday, June 22, 2012

Afraid to Make Mistakes? Get Over It!

'Doing one fool thing after another is not so terrible when you consider the human proclivity to do several fool things at once'   Robert Brault

Afraid to Look Foolish? Get Over it!

Are you so afraid to make a mistake you never take a step? Lighten up! Get out there and mess up. 
  • Fail Big
  • Fall on your Face
  • Embarrass Yourself Big Time
 ......just stay involved experimenting with life.

What Makes You Feel Foolish?
  • Asking someone for a date.
  • Letting others know you're looking for a relationship.
  • Letting others know you're looking for a job.
  • Letting others know you've been on unemployment a long time and you really want a job.
  • Applying for a job you know 100 others applied for.
  • Speaking up in a meeting.
  • Saying 'I Love You'.
  • Admitting you made a mistake.
  • Asking for help.
  • Admitting you feel foolish.

Step into Life

We are wired to learn from our mistakes. The key to moving your life forward is to continually take a step--any step--that has the potential for a positive outcome.

'Don't belittle yourself be BIG yourself', says Corita Kent. It takes a big person to get out there, be foolish, and make mistakes in the course of living life. Set your sights on what you want -- a good job, a healthy relationship, a healthy body--and continually take small steps in the direction of that goal. Sometimes playing the fool isn't so foolish after all.

'One is more apt to become wise by doing fool things than by reading wise sayings.'  Robert Brault

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Jean said...

Sue, thank you for this powerful post! I was actually just contemplating doing something that might make me appear foolish, and reading this has made me decide to forge ahead with it!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Jean--Oh the embarrassment of it all! I only know that if you look foolish---it would be properly and politely foolish :-).


Chris said...

Love the message, Sue. We have to remember that we fail FOREWARD. What would happen if we gave up when we were learning to walk? We'd all be on our hands and knees!

Cynthia Kendall said...

Your message was to the point & every valid. I am going ahead with a new project that will make me look foolish. I will need to ask for help but thats OK.

Tracy said...

best heart ever! trust and then release the whimsy within! and this richard brault? it may sound foolish, and he may very well be dead, but he has my heart. tmr

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...


I thought we were still on our hands and knees! LOL!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...


So good to hear you're willing to make yourself look foolish!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

My dearest tmr--

You have my heart!