Grow From Your Mistakes

You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. – Robert Allen

Pick yourself up brush yourself off, learn from your mistakes and move on to better days. I can come up with many little phrases to this concept but let’s take a good look within ourselves and find its meaning in our life.

Have you made any mistakes or bad decisions recently? Sometimes we let our emotions and imagination get in the way of common sense and reality and make some sizable mistakes.

How do you handle this? The best way to in my opinion is to first realize the mistake, apologize to whomever you need to and stop beating yourself up for it, as you cannot change time. This also applies to difficult situations in life such as finances, loss of job, things you consider a failure. 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 though has to be taken by you. When someone reaches a helping hand you must be the one to reach out and grab it. Don’t let pride get in the way. Many times in our life we make mistakes and sometimes it’s difficult to pick up the pieces and understand the purpose. It’s how you grow and learn from these mistakes that make you the person you are today. This is a lesson in living and growing and developing character,

I have learned that each situation is 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 do you regain trust is a very difficult task. I believe by self examination and trusting in your instincts is partially the answer, but by dealing with your trust issues and not carrying anything to new relationships is the best way. Much easier said than done is a bit of an understatement in my opinion, but again 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 helps heal. It is a very humbling experience to recognize your mistakes. The key is to not drown in self pity and depression, but 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 you have a new day!

May God’s blessings be with you today!

Susie Austin

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~ by coachsusie on September 24, 2014.

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