[Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine

It’s easy to envy the machine
when everything turns to a grind
It’s easy to envy the machine
when the heart is tearing at the seams

It’s easy to envy the machine
when a choice brings harm
It’s easy to envy the machine
when change threatens the calm
It’s easy to envy the machine
when the lizard is as brutish
as the monkey, indecisive

But to be human,
is to challenge the impossible
To be human,
is to try in the face of fear
To be human,
is to hold nothing back when hope demands it
To be human,
is to give when famished
To be human,
is to turn laughter into medicine
To be human,
is to turn mistake into opportunity
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We have inhibitions for a reason. Things that make us stop. Machines have no inhibitions, they stop when they’re told to stop or when they can no longer go on. We are not machines and neither should try to be.

To a machine a mistake is simply not the outcome it expected.
To a person a mistake can be a trigger, a source of inspiration or a source of fear. When artists make a mistake on the canvas they work it into their final visions. For many fields this is a fundamental first lesson.
” A mistake has to be seen as an opportunity. “
To create you have to embrace your mistakes as opportunity.

To lead you have to embrace your mistakes as opportunity.

To care for yourself you have to embrace your mistakes as opportunity.

Mistakes give us pause. They give us opportunities to inspire, humble ourselves, to offer and ask for help. Mistakes give us chances to connect with others.

Embracing mistakes as a part of the process, as a gift, and as an opportunity is the best cure for the impostor syndrome. For an impostor to make a mistake is to be revealed, but to be a master is not to be perfect.

It’s to smile and dream of the possibilities that mistake now offers you, and then get to work.

I don’t think making a mistake will ever feel good, but I think it is possible to not let a fear of them keep us for trying.

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