I was speaking with my adult son Matt, sharing that I find it perplexing and disappointing that at this point in my career, and in life, I still make mistakes, sometimes dumb ones. Honestly, I really did expect that I’d have learned how things work and that most of my mistakes, especially the bad ones, would pretty much have ceased.
Matt said, “but Dad, the world keeps changing.”
That comment flipped my emotions 180 degrees with a great feeling of rejuvenation. The path I’m on, while keeping me vulnerable to mistakes, also keeps me engaged and energized.
There are people who do what they can to stabilize: to isolate themselves, their jobs, their lives from change. Others choose to be open to an environment that is changing constantly. I suppose in that framework my mistakes will continue.