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It’s ok to get it wrong….

Yesterday my older daughter sat her first ever music exam. Well, technically she stood to do the exam, but you know what I mean. She was nervous, I was very nervous, having done quite a few music exams in my own (long ago) school days. But she played her pieces well, and came out expressing appreciation for how friendly the examiner was, and saying that she had enjoyed the whole experience. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you how proud I am of her, and how much she makes my heart sing. Throughout the lengthy practice period leading up to the exam, she would sometimes become paralysed into inertia when attempting a tricky passage for fear of getting it wrong. I was forever chuntering on to her that it is ok to get it wrong, but not ok to not try. If you don’t try, I would say (with, I regret, varying degrees of patience and grace on my part) you will never know whether you can accomplish it or not. Sometimes we are so afraid of appearing foolish or vulnerable, or not ever getting to the perfect end point, or attaining our idealised goal, that we do nothing. And thus miss out, not only on achievement itself, but also on the hard work, challenge and satisfaction of the journey to get there. Go on, take that first imperfect step towards your perfect goal.

One Thought on “It’s ok to get it wrong….

  1. Good information thank you closely monitor your success.

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