Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wasn't that mistake great!
I was fretting over my writing when a dear friend stepped in for an intervention. "Don't worry so much about being perfect. Instead, use a notebook to record all your mistakes."
I swiped at a tear forming in the corner of my eye. "Why would I want to record my failures?"
"They aren't failures if you use them as a training tool for improvement. You are a smart gal. If you make a mistake once....are you going to make it again?"
I thought about it for a moment. All the mistakes I'd made when I first started writing have diminished because of the new thought process I use that filters everything through checkpoints. "Hum....I guess you are right. I don't make the mistakes I once made." It didn't take long for me to roll my eyes and continue...."Now I make new ones."
"Yes, but once they go in your notebook they will become tools for learning and probably mistakes of the past. How else are you going to grow?"
I smiled. I hugged her neck. And today I checked my notebook. It includes a lot of mistakes....that I don't make anymore.
I hope you will take your negatives and turn them into positive writing tools.
God loves you and has called you to write,