I try and find the underlying message or lesson in every mistake I make. We all know mistakes can be incredibly valuable gifts in that way. Unfortunately, there are some that don’t readily reveal their enlightening nugget of wisdom.
I recently slammed my thumb in a car door. Obvious mistake. But other than, “!@&*$#!!, don’t do that again!!” I haven’t siphoned much wisdom. For the last few weeks I wake up in the morning and take a few seconds to stare at my ever-changing damaged nail. Its like my own miniature disgusting sunset. I gaze at it in hopes it will trigger a “eureka” moment and unveil a secret of the universe. “Man oh man, that seriously hurt”, is all that has come to mind. Well, that and the fictional account of me injuring myself during a high stakes MMA style extreme thumb wrestling battle. Because closing your thumb in a car door is a lame story.