Your choices, Your mistakes, Your lessons- Your Growth
You made a mistake or you tripped up in work, life, or love. You’ve said the wrong thing, or didn’t come through with your end of the bargain.
You think, how did I let that happen? I can’t believe I did that, again. If only I could turn back time and undo them.
We cause our own suffering. Furthermore, we seem to forget that when we make mistakes, we grow. An atmosphere of growth is integral to happiness. So create happiness by seeing mistakes as true growth opportunities.
Although we have been told to live in the moment, I say we are not just living the present moment.
We are very much our past experiences and choices as well. Every choices we made leads us to who we are today and we must learn to use our past mistakes to yield a shiny new perspective and, in turn, create a new outcome. If we allow them, our mistakes can fuel our awareness. In helping us decide how to act and react in a fresh and fruitful way, they can bring us closer to happiness and further away from causing our own suffering.
If you are struggling today and you feel like made a mistake in life just remember, you are wiser today than yesterday. Though you might feel bad because you’re encountering the same or similar problem, this time it’s with a different view and varied perspective.
Accept where you are. You will immediately suffer less. Remember this is merely one moment in time. It only defines you and your worth if you choose to make it a defining moment.
Ask yourself, how can I respond from this higher place instead of causing myself pain? What can I do differently to grow from this? Remind yourself as many times as needed that you have a view. You hold wisdom. You have the power to turn your life around and make your dreams a reality.
Think it. Say it. Act on it. Let it create your new character.