13 Quotes to Boost Your Mojo After Making a Mistake

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Wise words to share when a mess, flub, or blunder has knocked you (or your kid) down.
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By Heather Chaet

No one’s perfect. Not me, not you, not your spouse, not your kids, and definitely not Mr. Cuddles, your cat who has destroyed every armrest on every chair you have owned.

I often call a mistake “a malfunctioning mojo,” which are a very regular part of life. There are often times when you need to swallow hard, dust yourself off, and figure out what you’ve learned from the stumble. What can you do to help your kiddo when her mistake seems too big to move beyond? Turn to some wise words from 13 famous writers, politicians, and artists, all of whom made mistakes and lived to tell about it.

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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -- Albert Einstein

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“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

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“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” -- Miles Davis

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“Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one.” – Anonymous

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“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” -- Phyllis Theroux

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“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy, and we're gonna make mistakes.” -- Mel Brooks

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“Never say, ‘Oops.’ Always say, ‘Ah, interesting.’” -- Anonymous

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“Even monkeys fall from trees.” -- Chris Bradford

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“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” -- Chinese proverb

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“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” -- George Bernard Shaw

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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” -- Elbert Hubbard

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