Oh dear, is there anything new I could say about mistakes?
We should own them. We should learn from them. Humans make them.
All the stuff that’s said to make us feel better, move on and …
… and what?
Not let our self-esteem suffer. Gain some self-esteem?
I’ve made a couple of mistakes in my life. Some are less serious some are plainly stupid.
There was a time when I thought about them pretty much every day and I let the guilty feelings rule my life. I can’t say that I have it all covered now. Can’t say that I own them all and have forgiven myself. But I am certainly not a slave to them anymore.
That’s a good feeling. I think I might leave it at that and maybe post a poem before moving on:
Forget the mistake.
Overall you learned.
Vulnerabilities are part of
You choose your
Under which your
Suffers or gains.
Let your soul
Not my best. Not my worst. And we’ll survive 😉
Copyright: Diana Laufenberg at TED via YouTube
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