Jul 252011

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, and I think I may have figured out why.  I’ve got these grand ideas for what I want to do here, and the ideals that I want to push here, and really, the community that I wish to join through here.  But, I keep waiting to do anything with those until I have the steps down, and know what it is that I’m doing.  Well, you all can see how well that’s been working. In order for me to continue here, there’s something that I must tell you.

I am not an expert.

There’s a very good chance that I am currently, or will be, wrong about something.  I’m beginning to realize, however, that being wrong isn’t as bad as it’s cracked up to be.  There’s a certain beauty in being wrong.  In fact, there’s something that’s very human about being wrong.  We’ve all made a mistake here or there, and we’ll make more.  To expect otherwise is to expect us all to be infallible.  Which is very much not a human trait.  And, I don’t think it’s something that a 21st century human really should aspire to in the first place.

If you’re never wrong, you’re just not stretching yourself far enough.


So, as a human, and especially as an aspiring 21st century human, I am not going to wait until I am an expert at something before I move on with it.  I’m going to get started.  Get my feet wet.  Put one foot in front of the other.  Move on down the road.  Just get going already.

Put down the Fear and Join me.

Do yourself a favor today.  Be wrong.  Do it!  Dare to be wrong about something today.  Even if it’s being wrong about the directions to an ice cream shop.  Just be wrong.  It’s ok, and the world will keep turning.  You’ll have other opportunities to be wrong.  Take a good look at the fear you have of being wrong, and see how it stands up to the worst case question.  It’s not that scary.

Be wrong, it’s beautiful.

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