September 23~~Learn From Mistakes~~Susie Austin

You don’t drown by falling in the water.

You drown by staying there.
– Robert Allen

Pick your self up brush yourself off, learn from your mistakes and move on to better days.

I can come up with many little phrases on this concept, let’s take a good look within ourselves and find it’s meaning in our life.

A good example of this would be a recent mistake you or I have made recently. Sometimes we let our emotions and imagination gets in the way of common sense and reality, we make some sizable mistakes.

How do we handle this? The best way to in my opinion is to first realize the mistake, apologize to whom ever you need to and stop beating yourself up for it as you cannot change time. Now you can choose to stay in the water and drown or you can choose to climb out of the hole and hopefully there is a friend there with hand reached out to help you. The first step has to be taken by you. When someone reaches a helping hand you must be the one to reach out and grab it. Many times in our life we make mistakes and sometimes it is difficult to pick up the pieces and understand. The key is how you grow and learn from mistakes that make you the person you are today. This is a lesson in living and growing,

I have learned that each situation is a different, and each person different. A good example is trust, has a person or persons in your past ever been not trustful? Do you carry this to present relationships? I was reminded of this very recently and thought this a very worthy topic to address.

How to regain trust is a very difficult task. I believe by self examination and trusting in your instincts is partially the answer. Addressing and dealing with your trust issues and not carrying anything to new relationships are the best way. Much easier said than done is a bit of an understatement in my opinion, however we strive for progress. No one is perfect, we are human and we make mistakes. It is how we handle them and grow from them that help us heal. It is a very humbling experience to admit our mistakes. The key is to not drown in self pity and depression, and say “a lesson well learned whew I am glad that’s over!”

If your drowning today, pick yourself up grab the nearest helping hand and be grateful to have a new day!

Susie Austin


~ by coachsusie on September 24, 2008.

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