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It seems many have a misplaced idea about mistakes.  Again this seems to be something where common sense leaves the reservation when dealing with the M/s world.

In any activity, mistakes are the best learning tool.  Often, the best way to become adept at something is to try it and fail.  It is through the failing process that we gain some of the most valuable lessons.  It is a rarity where someone enters a new activity and is proficient at it immediately.  It takes some time to learn what is required.  For example, I am sure Tiger Woods hit a ball or two into the water.  Einstein failed in countless experiments.  Lincol lost numerous elections.  Yet all learned from previous experience to become succesful.

A slave learns a great deal from the mistakes she makes.  This is where she gains valuable insight into how her Master would like her to behave.  There are many ways to learn, but trial and error seems to be a part of humanity.  It is how we best come to understand things.  Therefore, mistakes are not something to be feared.  They are a welcomed part of the growth process.

Many Masters seem to miss this vital point also.  I hear of so many slaves being punished for making a mistake.  While I will grant that repeated failure can be a sign of disobedience, a single error is not necessarily cause for this action.  I believe the most vital aspect of any situation is that the slave learns the lesson contained therein.  It is more important to do that than for a Master to inflict punishment.  A mistake is not one acting bad.  It is an opportunity to learn.

Again, for any of this to be relevant, a Master first needs to mindset to lead His slave in the growth process.  Unfortunately, many seem to want to continually stiffle the slave’s abilities.  It seems to be the only way They feel that control can be maintained.

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