3.20.2013

On Fucking Up

Look, you're going to fuck up. It is an absolute certainty. No one can avoid it.

No one is perfect. We are all human, humans are flawed, and that's what makes us all so very special: the mistakes. The mistakes contrast and highlight the great things that make up the best parts of who we are.

So embrace the mistakes. Know – not think, but know – that you are going to fuck something up somewhere at some point.

What matters most is what you do after you fuck up. Miles Davis said, "If you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that you play that determines if its's good or bad."

Step up. Take responsibility. Ask for forgiveness. Take action. Make it right (or, as right as it can be). Don't hide. Don't run. Own that shit.

The only thing worse than fucking up is running from it, and the only thing people love more than someone who never does the wrong thing, is someone who does the right thing. So do the right thing. Steer your ship into the storm, batten down the hatches, and cackle like a mad person as you embrace the suck of taking responsibility for your fuckup.

Or, you know, be a coward and run. I'm sure once you finally outrun your own shadow, you'll be very happy.