I’d Like To Share
A story with you, dear reader.
A story about something which happened to me when I began here at Vancula.
For this is a story about how I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes.
When I Started Working,
I was proud of my attention to detail.
I’d spend hours scrutinising every line, every word, every letter to ensure that I put out only the highest quality of work.
For a while, it went well.
And Then, One Day,
It was pointed out to me that I had made a mistake with a client’s copy.
It Wasn’t A Big Mistake,
But, in my mind, it was the end of the world.
I won’t lie to you, I was panicking.
But, In The Same Breath,
The office’s favourite fiery redhead said something to me which, while being common knowledge, hit me like a brick.
“We all make mistakes.”
Hearing It Come From Somebody I Look Up To
Took a huge weight off of my shoulders.
The world didn’t end;
The client wasn’t furious;
Nobody got angry.
And It Helped Me Realise
That it’s okay to make mistakes.
It’s okay to make mistakes.
Hell, We’re Going To Make Mistakes.
But it doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
It Might Sound Contradictory,
But doing the wrong thing in the right way can result in something far more impactful than huge success or massive failure could ever show you.
In My Case,
It actually improved the quality of my work.
Realising that I could make mistakes meant that I was less worried about making mistakes.
While I Did (And Still Do) Make Mistakes From Time To Time,
I noticed my stress and anxiety levels lowered, which meant that work was produced faster.
And, because I was less anxious, the mistakes are few and far between, and I can correct them faster.
The quality AND the quantity began to balance out, meaning that I could manage my time better as well.
We’re Bound To Make Mistakes.
It’s inevitable, really.
But it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world.
I’m A Firm Believer
That everything happens for a reason.
And even if we don’t understand that reason, it helps us grow.
As the old saying goes,
Don’t be afraid to make mistaeks.