The MAGIC of Mistakes

Written by Meshell Baker

Did you know one of the most popular cookies in the United States is the chocolate chip cookie? Most people don't realize that it is a relatively modern cookie and wasn't created until 1930. That was the year that Ruth and Kenneth Wakefield bought the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. One day Ruth Wakefield was making cookies when she discovered she had run out of baker's chocolate. A friend, Andrew Nestle, had given her some semisweet chocolate bars so she broke them up and mixed them with the dough. She assumed the chocolate and dough would mix together, resulting in all-chocolate cookies. But the chocolate didn't mix, and the baked cookies were full of the broken chocolate pieces. She named her new creation "Toll House cookies."  from 'Do Fish Drink Water?' by Bill McLain

As little kids, we believed in magic and miracles.  We had no concept that mistakes would hinder or cripple our fantasies and fun.  As kids, we all once believed that anything was possible. Our hopes and dreams imagined a wonderful and phenomenal future.  We donned costumes and exclaimed our forthcoming lives of glitz, glamour, and glitter! We truly thought we could create a better reality if only we believed.  But for many of us, time has tapered, torn or in some cases trampled our hearts’ desires. 

Our unrealized dreams can become a nightmare leaving a trail of turmoil, tragedy and tough breaks.  So overcome with the desperate desires to receive attention, affection and affirmation of any form, we sometimes haphazardly cast our magic wishes to anyone that would listen.  The unfortunate result, our efforts clearly convey desperation. Which repels us deeper into the abyss of mistakes and misfortune. And yet there are the few who amid the ashes of struggle and strive burns embers of hope.

Maybe you feel as though you’ve made too many mistakes, or it’s too late to live your dreams. Fret no more, there is hope on the horizon! Your great news is…If you once believed, a simple shedding of the scarcity mindset and embracing your impossible will revitalize your hopes and dreams.  Yes, right now is the time to reignite your vibrant ideas and imaginative and innovative mindsets. You have been created by the Creator to create. And there is no time like the present!

Here are five (5) strategies to implement and ignite your expectation of Miracles and MAGIC!

M – Manifesting Miracles.  
“Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” Edwin Louis Cole

Manifesting is the practice of tuning your body and mind’s energy to an expectation of miracles.  Think about it like this: your energy (emotion) is a frequency that attracts whatever you put out.  Yeah, that might sound woo-woo, and it’s true we attract whatever we focus on. That is why negative people attract negative outcomes and positive folks attract amazing.  Today begin thinking about your best-case scenarios, best outcomes, and win-wins for all involved. And watch your world begin to change for the better and more positive.

A – Accepting Abundance.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance.” Wayne Dyer

Over the years many have put their dreams on a shelf, in the attic or off in storage where they are gathering dust. Tomorrow’s not promised.  It’s time to have confidence and courage and go all in on you. A life lived in pursuit of your heartfelt passions will always be more fulfilling than a life lived in “what-ifs.”  There is only one of you and no other like you. Time to dust off your dreams and let the world experience your unique and beautiful gifts! Today write out in detail your BIGGEST Dream.

G – Gracious Giving.
“To move forward, you have to give back.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Being a gracious giver is something that seems to come naturally to some people, but chances are, the gracious giver has worked very hard to be who they are.  Our nature is to want acknowledgment for doing a kindness for someone. We all want to be noticed and affirmed. However, the kindest way to give is to do so without calling attention to yourself. And to do it anonymously.  Do a random act of kindness to the first person that comes to mind.

I – Implementing Imagination.
“Imagination means nothing without doing.” ~ Charles Chaplin

People who implement are more valuable than those who think and talk about it.  Answer me this. What invention do you know of that was created without making a mistake?  Yep, NONE. Acting on your imagination and ideas is the only way to create your miracles. Nothing happens unless we are willing to act.  The world is full of incredible ideas that never go anywhere because great ideas are useless without someone full of passion to implement them.  Set a timer for 10 minutes. Now write out every idea that you can think of to make your life better. Then pick one that you can act on today.

C – Cultivating Collaboration.   
“Alone we can do so little; Together we can so much.” ~ Helen Keller

Collaboration is the practice where individuals gather and work together towards a common purpose to achieve mutual benefit.  Collaboration relies on candor, honesty, and knowledgeable sharing. And includes the focus and accountability of all collaborative participants. To truly benefit from collaboration, establish your guidelines at the onset.  Addressing the scope of creation, parameters of participation and expectation of communication is vital for cultivating the collaborative environment. And most importantly…HAVE FUN!! Make a list of people you’d like to collaborate with and call someone today and schedule a coffee chat.  (In-person or virtual)… Your MAGIC awaits you! ❤


Meshell Baker, is a captivating and highly engaging International Speaker and Purpose Coach, currently fulfilling her mission to empower as many as possible to find joy and enthusiasm in their lives. After 18 years of award-winning sales experience spanning from Yellow Pages Advertising, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Biotech, Baker now lives, works and travels from city to city onboard her 22-foot RV (recreational vehicle) since May 2017.
Her vehicle is decorated with one burning question: What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Baker is renowned for her unique VISION Mastery process that guides her clients to define purposeful goals, create powerful visions and craft compelling missions. Her clients sustain success by becoming valuable in the marketplace while achieving their biggest dreams and greatest desires. Baker inspires others to step into their brilliance by modeling a lifestyle of embracing uncertainty and the uncomfortable. Schedule your FREE 30-Minute Discovery Session -

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