Change, growth, and mistakes shouldn’t be viewed negatively as inconsistencies in a person’s character, but quite the opposite. They should be viewed as admirable traits found in those who continually reinvent themselves along their journey, as all life learners do!
I am always reinventing myself, causing everything I do to change with time. A technique I was teaching one year may change, be dropped altogether, or maybe just be refined a bit. A philosophy that I tried to explain one year may sound completely different when I explain it the following year. I will have new examples and new stories that hopefully help transfer the information to people in a more digestible way, continually trying to convey my core message in a simplified manner. My growth is based on knowledge gained through a variety of new experiences that are both positive and negative, and these experiences compel me to change.
I am far from perfect, and this means I am going to continue to be flawed, make mistakes, and change the way I view the world. As a teacher, I hope I can help others use these moments of potential vulnerability to their advantage and encourage them to continue on their journeys of growth. We must all continue to change due to the accumulation of wisdom, and we should help others to accept change willingly and to learn from mistakes in order to grow to their fullest potential.