Do you ever make mistakes?
No matter how good of a person you are---we all make mistakes. This is part of the process of life learning, growing and experimenting with new ideas, thoughts and findings on a regular basis so as to become better and better in new and different ways. When that happens, mistakes have great value and a purpose. Shame and guilt doesn't foster grace; learning from our mistakes makes for a more resilient and valued person. Allow your mistakes to teach you some valuable lessons that in the future just might add greater worth to your life in various ways. Even when you observe the mistakes of other, you are given the opportunity to gain insight and wisdom. Don't discount the benefits learned from yours or others shortfalls and above all don't make excuses as to why this or that happened.
If there is an underlying pattern or behavior that causes you to make some serious mistakes in your life, it just might be helpful if you willingly take a step back and review why or how this is surfacing in your life. You actually can be a responsible person yet completely ungrounded and unable to focus properly. If there is a serious problem or situation that is draining your energy and clouding your vision, you should either get help or work consciously to get to the root of the issue.
Maintaining a conscious awareness and focus can often help us prevent mistakes and accidents. If you are prone to making mistakes, I would like to share some tips that might help you avoid them in the future:
1. When a mistake or accident happens, sit down and review the incident. Write out fully what happened
and acknowledge it. Conscious awareness is vital towards helping you change your behavior patterns.
2. Examine the root cause be honest with yourself. It could be a health issue that you have failed to acknowledge or even recognize. Once you have acknowledged the root cause and outlined the ways that you can change, begin to implement that change and continue to follow through until you have resolved the situation or at least made peace with it.
3. Develop a strategy to help you release the old patterns and create new and meaningful patterns that will help you alter your behavior as you improve your environment. Create a loving environment that will strengthen your new way(s) of performing.
4. Don't harp on the mistakes that you have made in the past but remain conscious and vigilant so that you do not make the same mistakes over and over again.
5. Don't get angry that negative emotion will only frustrate you further, instead, be kind and compassionate to you. You also might need to slow down and remain calm in your behavior and action. Sometimes when we act too quickly, we lose focus as we over re-act to help compensate for our behavior. Learn how to listen to your body. It will send you signs and signals to assist you throughout the day. So slow down and pay attention.
" A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
--George Bernard Shaw
"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."
--John C. Maxwell