We All Make Mistakes

No one is perfect. We all make mistakes.

Don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake. We all do it. How you handle the recovery is what defines you, not the error itself.

Embracing our imperfections and acknowledging we are not perfect allows us to move forward. When we accept, we grow. It is only when we stop acting as if we are perfect and without flaw that we can embrace our true selves.

Sharing what we have learned in the process with others so they can avoid making the same mistakes also shows growth. We are willing to share our own vulnerability to help another. It means admitting we made a mistake in the first place.

We all make mistakes, whether they be in the choices we make, the words we use or actions we carry out. And, while not all mistakes are equal, they all contain a lesson for us and an opportunity for growth.

It is funny how one can view another and see their life as perfect. They see the other having things they want, blinding them to any problems that person might have. The reality is that the person is not perfect. They, too, make mistakes, but unless you are looking closely, you do not see them. Some people are also better at hiding their missteps than others.

The truth is we are no better than anyone else. We all just have different skills and are at different levels of development. Each having our own imperfections, each wanting something we don’t yet have.

It is easy to find fault with ourselves. We see the flaws and know our scars. Scars, made by poor choices and indecision. Some have made us tougher. Others have made us more fearful.

Don’t let your mistakes prevent you from trying. It is how you will learn. Do try not to make the same mistake again and do acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes throughout their life.

I was asked once why a person is still in the same situation that they were for the last year, and the only answer I could give was that they had not learned their lesson yet. We will continue to make the same mistakes if we refuse to learn the lesson or try something new or different.

Don’t be stubborn and keep banging your head against the wall when you could rest it on a pillow. Figure out the lesson, adjust and move forward. Too often, our resolve to succeed in a certain way or to win over a person not meant for us keeps us stuck in a place we are not meant to stay.

Look at yourself and others with eyes wide open and know that we all make mistakes.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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