How-To Forget the Mistakes and Remember the Lessons

Mistakes are inevitable. We've all made many in our lives. Some of those mistakes are big, while others are smaller and less impactful.

Have you ever berated yourself for making a mistake? I know I have and sometimes if I'm in the wrong mindset, it doesn't even have to be a big mistake for that inner sh*t talker to get started.

What if we gave ourselves permission to accept the mistake and learn from it instead of berating ourselves? What would that look like for you? It would look something like this for me with a small mistake...

1. Oh, shoot! I forgot to run the dishwasher after lunch and now we won't have any clean dishes for dinner.
2. Figure out a way to remind myself to start the dishwasher after lunch daily so that I don't forget.
3. Move on with my day.

A larger mistake may take a little more work, but could look something like this for me...

1. I spilled coffee on my brand new MacBook. (This really did happen a couple of years back.)
2. Scream, then immediately take MacBook to Apple.
3. Breathe. Breathe some more. And some more breathing.
4. Realize that berating myself won't solve anything and will make me feel like sh*t.
5. Put a plan in place to hopefully keep this from happening again. (Lids on cups and/or no coffee on my desk.)
6. Realize I'm human, no one is perfect, we all make mistakes, learn the lesson, and move on with my day.

I can assure you there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my beverages and where they are in relation to my MacBook.

Give yourself some grace and try to focus more on the lesson and less on the mistake. I promise it's worth it.

#YOUareworthy #YOUareENOUGH #YOUareimportant #YOUMATTER

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