How often do I say “I screwed up” or some variation: I blew it, I can’t do anything right, What’s wrong with me…
More times than I care to count today.
I have a plan. I want to become a more positive person and be kinder to myself. I can’t figure out how to be perfect and never make another mistake (obviously).
I’m gonna form an organization. Unorganized, of course. No membership application or dues. Everyone is welcome and we’ll never have a meeting.
I’m calling it C.O.G. It stands for Creating Opportunities for Growth. Many times when something I do goes wrong, it’s because I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t have the information I needed to get it right. I’ve rarely made a mistake I didn’t learn from. C.O.G. puts a positive spin on things.
It doesn’t change the fact that things didn’t turn out right, but it does factor in a positive element. What I did was create an opportunity for change – for improvement – for growth.