Making a Mistake Isn’t The Problem

December 12, 2016

head-in-hands-300x200-1… carrying it with you, is.

We make mistakes everyday, it’s human nature. In fact it’s an important part of life because it leads to our transformation.

The problem is NEVER in making the mistake, it’s in REGRETTING the mistake versus moving on with its wisdom. 

Regrets lead you nowhere. What’s done is done. Now you have the opportunity to apply the learning to move forward into a better life. Mistakes make you better. They teach you what you will never do again. They make you wiser and put you on a much better life trajectory.

But all too often we choose to focus our energies on regretting the very mistakes that were necessary for our growth. But regretting your mistakes will NEVER move you forward into a better future, it only keeps you stuck reliving your unfulfilling decisions – over and over again. And why would you want to do that?

Cut yourself a break. You’re human and you’re here to learn – mistakes are all part of that paradigm. You are who you are and you can only make the best decisions you can in that moment. Then you need to let go and NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP. Take the learning from the mistake and shut it down, then take that learning and make the rest of your life better for it. There isn’t any other way to live. Just know that making a mistake is NEVER the problem, carrying it with you, always is.

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Written by Donnalynn Civello

  • Richie Hecker, December 12, 2016 Reply

    Very good one!

    Sincerely yours,

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    On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Ethereal Wellness Counseling wrote:

    > dlcivello posted: "... carrying it with you, is. We make mistakes > everyday, it's human nature. In fact it's an important part of life because > it leads to our transformation. The problem is NEVER in making the mistake, > it's in REGRETTING the mistake versus moving on wi" >

    • dlcivello, December 12, 2016 Reply

      Oh, so glad it gave you a bit of Inspiration, Richie. It is also on Medium, per your request!

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