Reflecting on some dumb mistakes

I made a couple of dumb mistakes over the weekend.

These were largely inconsequential mistakes – the kind that I won’t remember in a few years.

But, that didn’t stop me from kicking myself and feeling frustrated when I thought of them.

Why was that?

Perhaps I was falling prey to over-estimating the current moment.

Or perhaps my ego was hurt at my displays of obvious stupidity.

Or perhaps I simply expected better of myself.

Or perhaps it was a combination of these and a few other reasons.

Regardless of these reasons, there was also the fact that all the self-kicking + frustration accomplished nothing.

It was all wasted energy.

I knew this when it happened. It didn’t stop me from doing it wrong though.

To know and not to do is not to learn.

Much to learn I have.