Mistakes happen

It is Friday, and Fridays are for fun. I found this on Facebook yesterday:


I am not sure where to start.  There are people who are afraid to write and to share ideas because they might make a mistake and when they do the assorted grammar Nazis, and people who are just better are going to jump all over each typo or grammatical error.

It is far easier to be critical of someone else’s writing than it is to put yourself out there, take a risk and write   I feel sorry for anyone who is afraid to make a mistake because being afraid is not a good thing.  Fear should be reserved for life and death situations. Wasting it on something as trivial as a grammatical error is just plain silly.

People who believe making any kind of a mistake is worse than death don’t have much of an imagination and may be severely limiting their opportunities in life. We should not let fear hold us back, and it should be reserved for situations that are life and death.  Death it self is forever, and there are no do overs.  Yes life is tough, and there are plenty of people out there who just want to jump all over someone else’s mistake.  I think one of the great secrets to having a happy life is learning how not to care what anyone thinks.

Yup! Fridays are for fun.  Use your imagination and your words.  Don’t be afraid to make a mistake.

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3 Replies to “Mistakes happen”

  1. I agree that it is not a life and death matter and it is better to get out there and write something rather than having a phobia about getting something wrong. On the other hand I see a lot of PowerPoints and other documents where there are obvious typos and misspellings. When I see that I can’t help thinking that a) the person doesn’t care enough to check it and b) how reliable is the information if there are obvious mistakes. Maybe I’m a grammar Nazi and didn’t know it! 🙂

    1. Teresa Boardman says:

      Nah you are not a grammer Natzi. I guess I would be some what concerned if a teacher or instructor had a lot of mistakes in a presentation. I was just responding to headline literally.

  2. Jorge martinez says:

    Hi Teresa, I enjoy reading your blogs very much.
    This one in particular.

    Talk to you soon.

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