We make mistakes; some of us more than we’d like to admit. If you were to take everything you’ve learned from these mistakes and put them in a box, how large would it be? Could you fill a suitcase? A house? A museum? That many huh?
Let’s think about that for a second.
Mistakes = lessons learned
If you’re making mistakes, you’re learning. If you’re learning, you’re growing and if your growing you’re still making progress. Feeling better about you’re museum of mistakes yet? Would you really be where you are now if you had made the “right” choice in the very beginning? I know I wouldn’t. If I would have done everything the way I was “supposed to” I would be no where near where I am today. Guess what? I’m pretty happy with where I am today!
So how about focusing less on what you’ve done wrong and think about what you’ve learned from making the less favorable decision. We mustn’t judge our choices by everyone else’s standards. Look at what you have and feel blessed. Learn lessons along the way. And always, always always know that what is most important is that you continue striving to be your best self.
The little (or big) things you learn along the way are what change all the “mistakes” into lessons. Don’t beat yourself up and certainly don’t judge others in their journey. Simply know that our paths can lead us somewhere amazing, even if we don’t make the popular choice, the right choice, the decision everyone else thinks we should make. For out of our lessons will come blessings.