Mistakes can take you someplace unexpected

Last night I went to a crotchet class with some of my lady friends. I know, I know, crotchet?! Lady friends? What am I, 100 years old?!

I really like to try new things. I’ve knitted one scarf in my life, when my son was born 14 years ago, and it took me about a year to finish it. True, the scarf is about 10 feet long, but still…it took a while!

If you want to see the scarf, I’ll post it on my Instagram feed melissahereford and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/negotiatewithconfidence/

I wanted to do this crotchet class to learn something new. I also wanted to spend time with friends doing something other than going out to dinner. Mix it up, add a little variety, which I’ve heard said is the spice of life 😉

We had a conversation about where you went to college and if you’d do things differently if you could do it over again. There were 4 of us, and honestly it surprised me that 2 of us had chosen schools that we didn’t like and left after the first semester.

In a world where it sometimes feels like any mistake you make is the end of the world, it was awesome to have that notion debunked. 2 out of 4 of us made the wrong choice, yet we still ended up with good lives that we are pretty happy with.

Mistakes can take you someplace unexpected and often even better than where you were going in the first place.

If you’re thinking about leaving your job to pursue something bigger, I hope this inspires you. I work with a lot of you who have been in the same job or business for a long time. Some of you have told me that you haven’t gotten a raise in 4+ years. Many of you have told me that you’re afraid to make a move because things are not so bad where you are now.

You don’t have to choose the rest of your life, just the next step.

I have a good friend who made a move recently, rather quickly, out of a staid and boring position into a start up that he absolutely hated. He was so bummed (understatement…destroyed is more like it) when it didn’t work out and he had to leave. But then, a few months later, when he found his next job, he was thrilled. It took some pain and a wrong move to get him moving, but once in motion, he stayed in motion.

You may not make the right choice, but make a choice.

And you may choose wrong, but you will be on a new path and once an object is set in motion, it tends to stay in motion!

What are you thinking about changing? I’d love to hear from you!




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