Have you ever heard the saying, “To err is to be human?” I think about that all the time. I tend to be kind of a mess some days. I used to think of this as kind of a mantra.
Then Neil Gaiman went and changed my attitude. That also tends to happen in my life.
Why not flip the perspective? Yeah, to err is to be human, but why remind ourselves of our inherent human-ness only when we mess up? Why not celebrate it when we do incredible, impressive things?
That is my new mantra. Be a good human, and remind yourself how awesome you are.
And do it constantly.