Good morning my family!!
I'm wondering when we developed this "do or die" mentality. We instill in ourselves the unattainable notion that if we do not always and completely succeed, we are failures. We pretend that mistakes and failures are associated, and we blame ourselves for everything. We act as if making mistakes and doing them well is impossible.
Mistakes and failures are very
different and they are quite simple to explain. Failure is defined as your unwillingness to continue. It is when you do something or something happens to you that causes you to give up. It is you who says you can't when there is always the possibility that you can.
Mistakes, on the other hand, are disguised opportunities. They appear to us disguised as things we messed up on and reasons to despise ourselves, when in fact they are the opposite but teach us to be better. It makes us stronger and make us learn how to survive in life
Mistakes can be huge or small, magnificent or disgusting, but our refusal to learn from them is what keeps them as mistakes and destroys their chances of becoming failure. Mistakes are inherently human, but let us leave them be. They are not something you should carry around with you all the time; they are meant to happen and then morph into an opportunity to learn.
Know that, while they may be uncomfortable for a moment, mistakes are what propel us forward. We can't hold them for long because they get heavy, but we can appreciate the emotional muscles they build while we do. Mistakes can become the lessons that shape us into the people we are today. We should embrace the unsettling nature that surrounds them. They represent growth in its most bare, gutted form. They are the beginning of a better and brighter you.
Embrace your mistakes, embrace the opportunities that arise as a result of them, and then choose to move on and carry that growth with you. They are sometimes painful but often necessary chances to become a better version of yourself; don't squander them.
Accept the pain, allow yourself to learn from your mistakes, and then let them go as you move forward.
After all, they aren't meant to be there. Their sole purpose is to instruct, and your only option is to learn.