Today I read some of my previous posts, and my mistakes stood out like a sore thumb. I realized that since daily blogging became a habit, I've been less careful than I was before. The more I write, the less I pay attention to minor details. The good news is that I've recognized the issue and now I can solve it. Just know my carelessness doesn't mean I don't enjoy writing - because I do. It's just that some things are slipping through the cracks because, well, I've been a bit lazy.
Ouch, that hurts to admit. But let's think about it this way: I've never been a perfect writer, I've always had room for improvement, and I shouldn't assume that repetition alone will get me to my highest potential. (That should be obvious - what have I been thinking?) If you want to master something, you need to be consistent, you need a strategy, and you need to get some feedback. I'll admit, I could be doing better in the last two departments.
But, as always, mistakes shouldn't be ignored. I'm a problem solver and a learner, so mistakes are more like opportunities in my eyes. I've recognized my problem: I need more strategy and more help - easy issues to solve! But this has also triggered a few more thoughts:
First, it's humbling. Recognizing your mistakes is never a bad thing, so don't feel bad about that. On the contrary, I think it's important to be humiliated from time to time. Even though it's not easy to admit when we do make mistakes, they won't leave if you don't address the issue.
Second, everyone loves daily routines, but I think we need to spice things up more. Not only does this help to regain sanity, but I also think it's fun. Doing little things like re-organizing your workplace, drinking coffee differently, or changing your hairstyle, can be more exciting than you think.
I think our natural longing for adventure is a huge part of how we function. We can find joy in the slightest things, so why not create them? Habits can be both helpful and hurtful, but even the good ones can lead to more mistakes. It's just important to recognize them, be humble, and shake things up a bit.