Episode 13: Out Loud Mistakes

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You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love. I’m your host, LeAnn Austin 

Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode number 13: Out Loud Mistakes 

I was filling in on the piano for a children’s choir. An amazing conductor was leading these cute kiddos. They were so attentive and intrigued by all the fun activities she was doing with them to teach them the words of the song.  Towards the end, she had them stand and sing the song. After it was over, she complimented them on singing loudly, even on the parts where they weren’t sure of the words. And then she said something that struck a chord with me.

“An out loud mistake is better than a silent nothing.” I wanted to jump up and say amen to that. How often do we stay silent? Or don’t even try because someone else may hear or see us messing up. We all make mistakes and it’s okay. In fact, the more mistakes we make, the more knowledge we gain.

What if we intentionally took action and made mistakes every day towards the things we really want, instead of silently doing nothing?  

Y’all have heard of famous mistakes that created success, and here’s just a few: 

J K Rowling: her short-lived marriage imploded. She was jobless, a single parent, and so poor, she was almost homeless. She felt like the biggest failure she ever knew, but she kept learning from her mistakes and created Harry Potter for us all to enjoy. 

Albert Einstein: he couldn’t speak fluently until the age of nine. He was kicked out of school. He said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” His research has influenced so many aspects of our life. He also said, “Success is failure in progress.” 

Abraham Lincoln: his business failed. He suffered a nervous breakdown. He was defeated in his run for president. He refused to stop trying his best, and became the 16th president of the United States. 

Michael Jordan: he missed more than 9,000 shots in his career. Lost more than 300 games. 26 times he was trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. He said, “I failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” 

Think of the mistakes you’ve made and what you’ve learned from them. It’s kind of like in the movie, miss-takes are planned.  Those acting and filming the shows don’t beat themselves or others up about the miss-takes, they’re part of the process. Sometimes we’re even lucky enough to see the blunders, and those miss-takes can be some of our favorite parts.

So Tiffany Wade, thank you for teaching one of my new favorite quotes: “An out loud mistake is better than a silent nothing.”  Hmmm, something to think about.  

Have a good one y’all, and here’s to love and making mistakes. 

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