Would it be weird if I admitted that I take pleasure in other people’s mistakes?
Now, I’m not saying I rejoice over failed marriages or foreclosures. I’m not a complete jerk.
I’m talking about little “whoopsies” that remind me that we’re all imperfect humans, even the people who appear superhuman at times.
I subscribe to a bunch of email newsletters (as I’ve mentioned, it’s my fave way to keep up with blogs). Internet gurus, marketing mavens, crafty creatives, mommy entrepreneurs, healthy lifestyle leaders, and even other life coaches.
I have broad tastes and I like to see what everyone else is up to.
This week I noticed typos (gasp!) in ezines from 2 separate entrepreneurs—women I highly respect and admire. And before you think I’m some crazy grammar Nazi, I have nearly 10 years’ experience as an editor, so I notice these things whether I want to or not.
One woman wrote “had” when she meant “hard.” Meh. OK, it’s easy to drop a letter when you’re typing fast.
The other woman wrote “latter” when she meant “ladder,” as in climbing the corporate ladder. Eep.
These typos made me smile because I love the work these women do, and it’s nice to see that they’re normal just like me. They work hard, put out amazing content, and enrich the lives of the women they serve. That’s what I aspire to do with my business too.
But I WILL make mistakes—tons of them! I’ve already made plenty, big and small. And oodles of typos too.
I’m figuring out everything as I go along. I’m learning new things daily. I’m so imperfect, and you are too.
What loveable flaws do you have?
Can you laugh at your mistakes?
When do you get over yourself and get moving imperfectly?
Here’s how I live imperfectly:
- I forget people’s names easily, but I can somehow remember the words to every song in every Disney animated movie. Hakuna matata, indeed.
- I’m forever covered in dog hair, but who cares when it’s from this wiggle butt?
- I’m hopelessly uncoordinated in my Zumba class, but I still get in there and shake my groove thang.
Imperfection makes life more interesting—so love your flaws!
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