Are You Willing to Make Mistakes?

A couple of days ago, I wanted to print a document. 

This was a document I print fairly regularly and, considering that I design it with CorelDraw, the print setup is not as straightforward as with Microsoft Word. 

There are various settings you can use, and usually, you need to adjust each side of the document manually to arrive at a good enough page setup, which is time-consuming and annoying. 

One of the settings which is supposed to set the page properly is labeled “fit to page”, but when you choose it, it hides the edges of the document. 

This setting is supposed to fix it, but I’ve never used it because it hides parts of the document. 

Last week, I just thought, “why the heck not!” and I decided I may as well see if it works. I’d only be wasting a single paper anyway (which is the exact reason I hadn’t used the setting before). 

I chose the setting, printed the document, and bam! Perfect print. It was perfectly laid out on the paper, no edges hidden. 

I had been giving myself headaches since forever, and the solution has always been right there! With just a few clicks.

It is said that curiosity is the soul of invention. 

Curiosity to try something you’ve never tried before. 

Willingness to risk being wrong. 

A wise man once said, “the reasonable man adapts himself to fit the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” 

One of the important traits of successful people is the willingness to try new stuff. That willingness to look like a fool in front of people. 

Sometimes, the things you try will not work. The people who told you it will not work will say” I told you so!”

They will make fun of you. 

But you must be willing to take it all and try the next crazy idea that comes to your head. 

When one idea finally succeeds, it will shut most of the naysayers up. The rest will say it’s only luck. 

The next one you try may fail again, and they will say they said so. 

Try again! 

Soon, you will have enough successes to cover up all the many failures. 

But no matter how successful you become, there will always be those people who keep saying it’s luck. 

Those are the bottom feeders of this world. 

It is not your responsibility to pay attention to what they say. 

They need to attack you so that they can feel like they have a purpose in their life. Else, their lives will be pointless. 

You keep trying, and soaring! 

The time to reinvent yourself, the set time, is now. 

Samuel is an avid reader and a freelance writer, in that order. He fancies himself funny, but his friends regularly don't laugh at his jokes. I have been a student of personal development for several years, and I created this blog to share my knowledge with others and help them become better versions of themselves.

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