Wednesday, 19 March 2014

wise word wednesday - mistakes

i like to think of myself as someone who's carefree and somewhat spontaneous.
however, when it comes to life and life decisions, i could not be more methodical in nature.
every decision i make in life only occurs after hours and hours of thinking.
i've even been known to draw up a "pros/cons list"...or two.
why?
because i'm terrified of making the wrong choice aka. i am terrified of making mistakes.

well, while browsing online this morning, i came across a series of quotes that opened my eyes to the beauty of mistakes.
there were so many gems but i managed to narrow it down to my top 5:
 
now, this in no way means that i am going to start intentionally making mistakes in an effort to grow as a person.
but it definitely made me realize that it's how one handles the setbacks life often throws our way that speaks volumes.
to quote john wooden:
"if you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
i'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."

happy wednesday!

:)
vanessa

ps. i was looking through my photo booth album and came across this gem.
i have no idea how nico got into my computer but how dare he be taking selfies at the age of 3.
this kid, lol.

12 comments:

  1. He is so stinking cute and thank you for these quotes they were quite necessary today especially (isn't it funny how the blogging world works!?) Have a wonderful rest of your week Vanessa! xo

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    1. thank you, georgina!

      and yes, it's very eerie how i'll stumble upon a much needed quote while browsing blogs.
      nice to know you're not alone!

      :)
      vanessa

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  2. I completely relate to this post! Thanks for the quotes! It actually is eye-opening.

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  3. I love that second quote. It is so true ... everything you've ever done makes a difference in where you are now and if you're happy with your life today, then those mistakes aren't such a bad thing.

    www.futurelawyergirl.com

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    1. the second quote was my favorite as well.
      it's all about how you look at things.
      one's outlook is everything.

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  4. Everybody makes mistakes, and we indeed all need them to grow. I embrace my mistakes, turn them into lessons, and keep it moving with my life. They're inevitable but essential! :)

    P.S. Nico is so cute, lol!

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    1. couldn't have phrased it better myself.
      :)

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  5. lovely post, very encouraging.
    I would like to invite you to my blog, http://noveltyeye.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. thank you, afua.
      i will check out your blog...now :)

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