Practicing Safe Wrecks

Fear of failure and regret have tortured me my whole life.

The first strangulates me, lest I do something stupid.
The second beats me ruthlessly each time I do stupid things.

Lately, I’ve been lowering my standards. Practicing accidental failure.

Turns out sloppily slipping into failure is the easy part.

The real trick is skipping the resulting regret, disappointment, embarrassment and frustration.
The not beating myself up.

Luckily, I’m giving myself loads and loads of opportunities to practice.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • Janice

    Not beating yourself up CAN get to be a habit. You are obviously a pretty cool person – just look at your cool friends – we DO NOT hang with losers. nnLook at how well your kids are doing – lo and behold, you are a GREAT mom. Look at your cool husband – he chose you, for all your coolness. (How many times can cool me use cool in cool sentences?)

  • Thank you, Janice! You are very cool, indeed. I am definitely working on the not-looking-back, not-second-guessing, not-beating-myself-up habits. And hoping they stick.

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