“I’m just sticking around to see if you go rogue again in your forties and fifties and make the same stupid mistake of not doing your medicine again.”
My friend said this in a joking manner, but there’s a hint of truth to it I’m sure.
I used to think that my Dangerous Hope moment started when I looked in the mirror in that hospital room and vowed to make my mistake matter. What I know now is that throwing away my medication was actually my first Dangerous Hope moment. The vow to make it matter was my moment of sparking Dangerous Hope again after going through a hope deferred season.
You see, the action that Dangerous Hope takes is not always smart. And that’s okay, I think. (But seriously don’t play Russian Roulette with your life like I did. Do not.) Sometimes the action we take ends up being a giant mistake. But if we are wise, we lean into that and dig deep enough to find the lesson in it.
That’s the most important thing to realize: when you make a mistake, you’ve got to learn from it.
Dangerous Hope learns from mistakes. I can’t preach this enough!
Many of the clients that I’ve worked with come to me fearing mistakes. They put unnecessary guilt and shame on themselves because of past mistakes or fear of future ones. What I tell them is that every mistake is a stepping stone to learn and grow stronger.
That thing you are hoping for won’t happen without going through the process of making mistakes, failing, and getting back up again. It doesn’t mean there is something inherently wrong with you. It’s just the nature of the process!
Remember that truth next time you make a mistake or fall flat on your face. Brush yourself off, get back up, and lean into it until you learn from it. And then take the wisdom you gleaned and keep going.
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