287 – Play All Mistakes in Forte

Quietness is overrated. Don’t disturb neighbors with meaningless noise. Don’t waste time with the noise of distraction when you should spend that time practicing to perform better. But, don’t be quiet just because you’re afraid others will know you exist. Everybody exists. So, get comfortable with yourself—your true self—at whatever level of growth and maturity you find yourself at each new day.

Loudness can be useful. Alarms are discordant by definition. The louder you are, the more likely you are to make your vital message known, especially if you play a few wrong notes. No change happens without the changers feeling somewhat annoyed. Volunteer if no one else is up to the task of necessary nuisance.

Intended mistakes aren’t mistakes, they’re sabotage. Mistakes are acceptable because they are honest and a vital component of improvement. Never confuse God’s forgiveness as a license to sabotage rather than a license to learn.

You can make a huge difference as long as you don’t remain silent forever. Heaven will always listen to real people; once in a while Earth will too. Prayer moves God’s heart, but only after our hearts conform to His. God forgives, so blunder, grow, learn, conform your heart to God’s so your prayer requests make more sense to Heaven. God can’t teach you from mistakes you never make. He wants you to practice and improve. Don’t make the bigger mistake of never trying at all.

Many travel the rigid road devoid of fumble and excellence, only boasting that their road is empty of error. Your fumbles in forte will derail those who travel that road. Simply live your life as it speaks for itself, striving to make every day better than the day before. This will offend whoever thinks too highly of himself because your improvement and your mistakes will prove to the pretender that we all have much to learn and that he is no exception.

Pursue what you hope for most and don’t fear fumbles along the way. Neither conceal nor flaunt your errors, but play wrong notes loud enough to hear. Seek leadership from anyone who encourages erring aloud and, once in a while, even thanks you for it.