Everyone makes mistakes. But sometimes those mistakes are moments of genius and just need to be recognized as such. In this video, David shares an experience from grade school.

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You know, the oddest things come to mind when you’re walking sometimes. I just remembered back to grade five, when I used to play soccer. I was on the soccer team for my school.

And, at the first game, I had no idea what I was doing. And, while on defense, I was guarding my guy. I was on him like a basketball player would be on him because that’s what I knew to do.

He found it hard to maneuver around me at first, until he discovered that he could go and run in the opposite direction towards the goal, get a pass and get a goal for his team.

What I realized, though, is that in professional soccer, that would have been offside. So, that means that my mistake was my moment.

Of course, in elementary soccer, maybe offside didn’t count. Maybe that wasn’t a rule they observed. But in professional soccer, he definitely would have been offside, so I would have been in the right to defend him the way I did.

All that to say, you might be in the studio, and you accidental play a Bb chord instead of an Am, when you should have played an Am, and go like, “Aw man, I made a mistake.” And then listen back and go, “You know what, guys? I think that actually works! We could make it a part of the song.”

Your mistakes can totally be your moments. So, don’t lose confidence just because you make mistakes.

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