“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself.
Make New Mistakes.
Make glorious, amazing mistakes.
Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before.
Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
? Neil Gaiman
Making mistakes is an easy New Year’s resolution, since we all make a multitude of mistakes.
But I like the challenge to “make glorious, amazing mistakes,” to be daring and courageous enough that the mistakes will be miniscule compared to our achievements.
So what mistakes do you plan to make in the year ahead?