“It’s okay to mess up, it’s okay to make mistakes.” - A phrase that I often need to repeat to myself. 

Having strong conviction usually makes me fall victim to a negative mindset. Of course I try to avoid mistakes, along with about 7 billion people on this earth. Mistakes mean failure. And failure means a lack of progress. Despite this truth, our mess ups are responsible for how we develop as a person. Our greatest revelations don’t come sitting in an uncomfortable desk with our mouth shout and our ears open. Our greatest revelations come from personal action. 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
— Scott Adams

Some people strive to live a mistake free life. Holding yourself to high standards is, of course, a good way to live. However, it is not possible, and never will be possible, to live a mistake free life. Rather than irrationally aiming for perfection, live stoically. Learn from the hardships that you may put yourself through. Analyze each decision you make, right or wrong, and thrive from it. If you’ve made a colossal mistake, don’t tread over guilt. Promise yourself you’ll never do it again, and use your previous mistake as an incentive. Evolve yourself by any means necessary, and use your mess ups and mistakes as fuel for your personal development.  

Keep striving.

Learn always.

Be happy.

- Jonah