Have I told you how much I love podcasting lately? Well, I’ll say it again. I love being a podcast host.
I love interviewing people and talking with them about writing, their passions … their lives. People always surprise me. I’m humbled that they let me into their lives.
This week I interviewed Mary Buckham. The episode won’t go live until December, but I couldn’t wait to talk about it, at least a little part of it. One of her statements that blew me away was about making mistakes.
I always say if you fall down, you get back up again. You know the Chinese proverb that if you get up one more time than you fail, you succeed. Don’t we all say: If you try something and you fail, you try again. At least that’s what I always said.
Mary stopped me, “No, no, no,” she said. “You don’t fail. You try and you learn.”
“You try and you learn.”
I wish I had that line back when I was teaching kids. There is no “fail” in the process. You try and you learn. It’s perfect. Words have power, they embed themselves in your head, your heart, your spirit. I’m adopting this line.
I hope you have a week of trying and learning:)
Mary Buckham’s episode about Multi-Streams Income for Writers will air December 11th on Blood, Sweat and Words.