Finding Beauty in the Messiness of Life

How Embracing Messes Could be the Key to Success

I recently made a terrible parenting mistake. One that I swore I would never make. I’ve seen far too many well-intentioned people make this mistake. They want to prevent a loved one or someone they lead from feeling pain, making mistakes, embarrassing themselves, or accidentally going against a social norm.

Finding Beauty in the Messiness of Life

What was that terrible mistake that I made?

I told our four-year old daughter, Aracelli, not to play in the mud. Worse, I got mad at her for doing so.

That may not seem like a big deal to some of you. After all, there are important things to protect. Like our carpet, her clothes, and her lady-like behavior.

Are You Making Any of These 5 Mistakes on the Weekend?

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Your weekend might be the most important time of the week. It’s not only the end of one week, but also the beginning, the setup, for the next.

If used correctly, it can be a great way to wrap up a successful week or to recover from a difficult one. If used correctly, it can be a great springboard for an awesome week ahead.

If used incorrectly, it can end a great week on a sour note and set up an even worse week ahead. All because you make one or more of the five mistakes I share below.

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5 mistakes most people make on the weekends

1. Not reflecting on the week that was.

You don’t spend time looking back. You don’t dig into what went right and what went wrong.

When you don’t review your week, the lessons you learned get lost, successes aren’t celebrated, and you tend to lose track of ongoing projects. When you start on Monday, it’s as if you are starting all over, rather than picking up where you left off.

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