Street Sport Martial Arts Newsletter 14
The Value of a Mistake!
Okay, let me lay some truth on you.
This is a world that penalizes mistakes.
You make a mistake somebody will tell you,
might even call you stupid.
And then how do you feel?
BUT…here’s something to think about.
A mistake is an opportunity to learn.
So if you rip into a child for making a mistake
you‘re telling him (or her) not to learn.
In your child’s mind: Don’t make a mistake = don’t learn.
Here at the dojo we love mistakes.
Every time we see a mistake we get to teach,
to contribute to the growth of a better generation.
Why do you think,
every once in a while,
a child comes up and gives one of the teachers a hug?
Because we didn’t make them wrong, we helped them learn.
Mistakes are a god given opportunity to prove your worth.
for the child,
for the instructor,
and yes…even for you great parents!
So enjoy your mistakes, and…
SEE YOU AT THE DOJO!