Category: Self Compassion, Self Acceptance, The Best You
I’m just going to go on the record and say I’ve made countless mistakes and while society is trying to change the negative connotation of “failure,” re-wording it to things like: “an opportunity for growth,” “a lesson to be learned,” etc. — it does NOT make committing the mistake any less awful.
I’ve made plenty of dumb decisions; from my personal life all the way to the other end of the spectrum. However, I’m reminded by the fact that I have learned so much, not only about myself but about life in general throughout this process.
Things I am relearning:
- Growth is exponential and while you may be great at something, without continual practice the previously acquired skill could dissipate into thin air.
- It’s great to feel like you know what you’re doing but when things get hazy, get off your high horse and ask for help.
- Remember, it’s okay to SAY NO.
- Chasing after perfection is a great mentality to have, in fact I admire people who continually pursue this state of being. However, remember not to escape reality because perfection doesn’t exist.
- At the end of the day, as long as you gained something out of said mistake, then well… it was all kinda worth it right? I hope.
With that, while committing mistakes may not be the most pleasant experience, at least there are some positive outcomes that come from them. If we think hard enough, there will always be a lesson to be learned from our mistakes. And hey, it’s okay to make mistakes.. how do you think Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, right? 🙂