Do you like making mistakes?
I certainly don’t, but they are inevitable.
To err is human. Some mistakes can be lethal, some can cost us money or friends, and some are irrelevant and can be ignored. Regardless of the type of mistake you made, it needs to be acknowledged and analyzed to prevent it from occurring again.
I’ve never met a person who hasn’t made a mistake, therefore one of the most important skills we can develop is course correction. It’s of utmost importance to recognize when we made a mistake, to learn from it, and then change course and move forward to be a better person.
We can look at life as our biggest and most important test – there will be right and wrong answers. Many times we choose the right answer, but sometimes we pick the wrong one. No big deal, right? Next time we’ll be smarter and more cautious so we can pick the right one. But the problem arises when we pick the same wrong answer over and over again, thereby avoiding any other possible outcome.
Lately, I’ve been picking up the wrong answer again, and again, and again. Not on purpose obviously, but unconsciously. And this wrong answer was causing me many problems. Life is strange, we mess up and then take the same path which leads to the same dead end. I learned from it, and now I have to be smarter and course correct to the right path.
Growth starts as soon as you recognize your wrong answer, the wrong path you’ve been taking lately, and try to prevent it from happening again. The lessons lie in the way we interpret them. Looking at them and trying to work toward understanding them will promote progress and insight.
If you’ve been like me and made some mistakes lately, don’t feel shameful, you cannot hide in denial. If you do that, your progress will only be hindered.
To live fulfilled, happy lives, we must hone our ability to learn from our mistakes and then stop repeating them like a broken record. When life presents us with the test again, we have to choose the right answer, the right path towards being the best version of ourselves.
When we make the necessary adjustments to move forward, we’ll be fine, but if we keep choosing the same wrong answer, we’re in for a bad future.
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