365 Challenge: Day 291 – Mistake

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Mistake: an action or judgment that is misguided or wrong

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As I prepare to write my New Year’s resolutions / thoughts for 2018, I spent a few minutes today looking at various quotes. This one, written by a writer, struck a chord, as it seems important to use this message as a guide when planning our upcoming year.

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.                   (Neil Gaiman)
For more, please see:  https://www.brainyquote.com/lists/topics/top_10_newyears_quotes

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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44 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 291 – Mistake

    twogalsandabook said:
    December 28, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    Wonderful advice! Happy New Year!

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    By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff said:
    December 28, 2017 at 1:41 AM

    I love Neil Gaiman and this quote is one of many reasons why. Great choice Jay!🤗

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    Run Wright said:
    December 28, 2017 at 6:24 AM

    I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of wishing that you make mistakes because that’s the evidence that you’re trying new things.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    December 28, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    I loved be this quote!! I’ve never really thought of it like that but I can see how making mistakes is a good thing.

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    AJ said:
    December 28, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    That is a good quote! I may need to put that up in my classroom, if only for myself!

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    scr4pl80 said:
    December 28, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Great quote. It is hard not to beat yourself up sometimes over mistakes made but every one is a learning experience in some way. Thanks for the reminder.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 28, 2017 at 12:48 PM

      Glad to help. You’ve added an equally important message. The learning experience. 🙂

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    December 28, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    In 291 days of posts, and 291 days of great advice and insights, this might be the best

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    authorsinspirations said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    good quote. i’ve been hearing a lot about this author lately. his book, norse mythology is at the top of my tbr list.

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    Roda said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Wonderful wisdom!

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    tahenryauthoress said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    LOL. He is funny. And often quite insightful.
    I still remember his comment about 2nd person being named such because only 2 people had ever pulled it off successfully. LOL
    To the many mistakes that await you, Cheers.

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    misifusa said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Love the sentiment and the quote Jay! Happy 2018 to you!

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    December 28, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    Promise Jay! It reminds me of the card I offered to a retiring colleague telling her to make mistake with enthusiasm 😉

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    BrizzleLass said:
    December 28, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Yes! I love this, how am I a Neil Gaiman fan and not have this on my radar?! I strongly believe in embracing your mistakes and never having regrets. Regrets are the enemy.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 28, 2017 at 4:49 PM

      All for you! Well I should have thought about it in advance! Lol

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    December 28, 2017 at 6:20 PM

    Excellent quote to select and share. Thank you.

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    inspirationpie said:
    December 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Love it ❤ I'll be making lots of mistakes! Happy 2018, Jay! All the best!

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    Book Character Awards 2017 Book Tag – mistysbookspace said:
    December 28, 2017 at 9:25 PM

    […] James […]

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    tylerus said:
    December 29, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    I believe we all cringe when we err, but the quote is so true: how can we learn/grow if we don’t make them. They’re lessons in disguise. Thank you. 🙂

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    Sassy Brit (Reviewer) said:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    I love quotes like that. I saved it to my Pinterest! I must prepare my New Year’s resolutions / thoughts for 2018, too! 🙂 Have a Happy New Year, Jay!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 29, 2017 at 4:03 PM

      Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done this year. 🙂

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    Darque Dreamer Reads said:
    December 29, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Awesome quote!

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    Lashaan (Bookidote) said:
    December 31, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    Beautiful quote. Mistakes are much needed if we want to create and not just recreate! 😀

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