You can't undo what's done. What's happened has happened, and there's no going back. Time only moves forward. The best thing you can do is learn from the experience, and choose differently going forward. If you could undo the whole thing you wouldn't benefit from the lesson. So, it works out for the best anyway.
Mistakes are simply lessons. The bigger the mistake, the bigger chance you have to learn. You just need to choose to see it that way, and then learn from your mistakes.
The thing about wisdom is, you don't get it from always being smart and doing the right thing. You get wisdom by learning from your mistakes. And, those mistakes are really lessons in disguise. Understanding that distinction is what having wisdom is all about. Embrace the lessons.
Mistakes happen. In fact, they should happen. They're the best teachers. As long as you pay attention. Don't be too proud to allow yourself to make mistakes. Don't wallow in them either. Do the best that you can, and when you make a mistake learn from it. That way, you'll do even better next time.
It's such an easy trap to get stuck planning in your head. It can be nice to dream about accomplishing something great, and then to strategize the best way to go after it. But nothing will really happen unless you do something about it. Dreaming and planning are great, but they won't bring you the … Continue reading Do Something About It
It may be hard to believe, but people aren't watching and judging you as much as you think they are. We all tend to think we are the center of the Universe. And in some respects, we are. We are the center of our own Universe. But, so is everyone else, respectively, with their own … Continue reading Nobody’s Judging
Chances are, you're going to be wrong a lot of the time. Especially as you evolve and grow you'll realize that in order to learn, you're probably going to get it wrong, mostly, until suddenly you don't. It's when you acknowledge that you don't always know the right answer, that you show you've gained wisdom. … Continue reading Wisdom
If you've made a mistake, then congratulations! You've now, (hopefully) learned a valuable lesson. And so, you don't need to keep reliving it in your mind, in all its cringe-worthy detail. Living through it once should suffice. But why do we like to replay those embarrassingly low points of our lives over and over, on … Continue reading Mistakes
Socrates had a famous belief that, no one does wrong on purpose. After all, we are each only ever doing the best that we can, given the information we know. And so, we should be generously willing to forgive. Just imagine if you were never forgiven for all of your mistakes, how hard it would … Continue reading Valuable Friendships
One of my favorite analogies from the teachings of Abraham-Hicks is when they describe watching a little baby first try to walk, as they stumble and bumble around then fall, and how you would never say to them "Get up you little dummy!" because you accept that they are learning and finding their balance. So … Continue reading Capability