Sunday, August 10, 2008

If Something is Worth Doing, it is Worth Doing Wrong

A woman at church today told us this saying. On the face of it, is sounds contrary to the saying we have always heard. This is the explanation she gave us: Sometimes when an opportunity comes to us, or someone asks us to do something, we hesitate because we feel we don't know how. Maybe we don't offer a kind word because we are afraid we will say the wrong thing, or we think that we aren't good enough to give the help. She taught us that if something is worth doing, it is worth risking making mistakes to try. We have to remember that we all make mistakes at some time or another, that is how we learn. But it's better to try and fail than to not have tried at all. So next time you hesitate to give of yourself, remember that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing wrong.

1 comment:

Nene said...

Sometimes I think that is the only way I do things - before I can do them right. It seems like I always do everything wrong first, then I figure it out and do it right. Maybe I think on the wrong side of my brain. But I agree, do it anyway, and if it's wrong, do it again until you get it right.