Episode # 37 – My many mistakes of 2022
Moving to Portugal was an unexpected and sudden choice for me. I didn’t have much time to prepare or educate myself about the country, the culture or the people.
It was inevitable that I was going to make a lot of mistakes while adapting to my new habitat. Even without moving to Portugal I make a lot of mistakes, just ask my wife. The chance of making no mistakes when I’m trying out new things or developing new skills is basically zero so I try to look at mistakes as a part of my journey to learn, grow and expand.
One of the things I decided to do when I arrived in Portugal is make weekly videos about the journey of life. I address my personal encounters with the challenges of life and serve my thoughts in the form of a cocktail filled with education, inspiration, entertainment and a dash of humor.
While I’m reinventing and rediscovering myself, meeting new people, learning the language, getting familiar with the Portuguese culture and create a new business, I keep making my weekly videos. Making mistakes is an inevitable part of the process as you can see in this video. But making mistakes has also taught me that I shouldn’t take them too seriously and just enjoy myself while I’m creating the life of my dreams.
As I am approaching the doorstep of the new year, which will undoubtedly be filled with new challenges and many mistakes I want to leave you with this message: Don’t be so hard on yourself, enjoy the process of change and growth and laugh at yourself while you stumble through life because nobody is getting out alive.