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Making Mistakes AND How Beverly Goldberg Saved My Relationship with My Teenage Sons

"Don't be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall because most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare us the most...Who knows where life could take you. The road is long and in the end the journey is the destination." --Unknown from I gave a speech today at the Wallingford Toastmasters club. It was my fifth and for the first time I froze. Completely froze. Like a l-o-n-g silent PAUSE that seemed to go on forever ... So I just stood there. And stood there. And stood there. Trying to remember the rest of my speech. I always seem to give the best version of my speech on the way to the meeting and today was no exception. That version was perfect . Spot-on. I hit every mark and I remembered every word. Not so while actually giving the speech. Early in the first few lines I made a mistake. I revised my speech on the fly and in so doing I lost my way. I didn't know what came next because I had mentally dele