Are you ever wrong? Do you try not to make mistakes?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, you are just like everyone else. We all make mistakes. We all try not to, but it sometimes happens.
How we choose to look at the mistake in our lives will dramatically impact our lives, more than anything else in our lives ever will.
Do you make a mistake and immediately start thinking of excuses as to why things went wrong, or why it’s not your fault that it went wrong? I hope not. It’s not a good trait to have. Unfortunately, we both have spent many years making excuses instead of learning and growing.
We must understand that we’re not perfect. This might seem silly to some, but we also need to understand that it’s OK if we’re not perfect. We need to accept that sometimes things go wrong, even when we try really hard to keep it from happening.
If you think you are right all the time, you will not be able to properly handle a mistake or a misstep. You will not be able to learn from your mistakes. You will not be able to grow and develop into the person you could be, if you just admitted when you don’t know everything, and that you can make mistakes.
We don’t often make excuses now, at least we try not to. We are quick to admit we don’t know everything. We now spend a lot of time learning new things. When something goes wrong, we sometimes get disappointed or even frustrated. The difference today is, we try really hard to look at mistakes, not as a personal failure, but an opportunity to learn and grow.
Since adopting this philosophy, we have become happier. We now realize that if we don’t know something, we can figure it out. We can learn and achieve whatever we decide to do.
It you struggle with this, it’s OK. It can take time to change your life. There really is no magic pill you can take to change. If you are reading this, you are starting down the right path.
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