Why do we all want everything to be perfect? We live in a world that is not perfect but we will all have dreams to see it perfect. Our world will never be perfect, no matter how much we work to perfect it.
So why do we work to improve ourselves if the world will never be perfect? Because if we don’t, we will lose ground. Not only is the world imperfect, it is constantly changing; things don’t stay the same and will, in fact, get worse if we don’t intervene to improve them. So we build a system of improvement to keep us at a place for building.
This week’s theme is about the idea of screw-ups. We will mess up in life; we will screw up. That is a part of this world that is plagued with (I hate to mention the word) sin. A preacher told me once, if you are going to sin, then sin like a man. We need to confront our screw-ups, learn from the things that we mess up on, and work to improve our lives.
As I am writing this today, I myself am still worried that I cannot make this post look perfect. Gwynne, my editor, also wants it to look perfect and spends much of her time worrying about whether or not we can transfer information back and forth as she travels so she will be able to edit each blog as carefully as she would like to. And even when she edits carefully mistakes get through.
As I research and write each blog, I am always looking for the perfect examples, the perfect ideas to present with the greatest content I can fine to help you. To do this I must do research to make sure my I’m giving you better information than you can get from somewhere else.
But like anything else in this world, I am not perfect and I cannot always make things perfect. I want you to understand even I struggle sometimes to get all the information to make my posts give the perfect information – or as close as I can come.
My workshops are all about helping you understand that you are not able to make things perfect and you will screw up sometimes. Working through those things that you screw up on, learning from them, then trying again, is what will help you grow.
As I was working to prepare this week’s theme, I was stumbling. I have just come off a tiring week of planning to get our first Dallas workshop off to successful, RockStar beginning. Well, our workshop went off as scheduled and it was successful, but full of many imperfections that most could not see.
I have been part of many other events in the motivation industry; they all have things that are not perfect. We learn and we do it again; the greatest part I now love about my life is learning from what I did wrong. I love that because I know that process of screwing upàlaughing at itàtrying againàsucceeding is what makes me better.
So as this week goes on, let’s think of those screw-ups; let’s make note of one or two ways to learn from those things so that we do better next time. Now, when you get back up after a screw-up take that learning, try it again with some improvements. Keep doing that until you are successful. We will cover some of the ideas this week about exactly how and what you can learn from the screw-ups, how having a great team and using our relationships to build success from the screw-ups of life is part of RockStar success.