“A Bigger Conversation”
We have all had those moments when our emotions took the lead and our maturity decided to run and take cover. This especially happens when we are shifting through uncharted waters because we are surrounded by uncertainty, yet we still accept the risk to push onward. Instead of beating ourselves up for how we handle a particular situation, I am here to suggest we ALL consider a different perspective. Here are my words to you, my sweet friend.
In life, you are going to make mistakes. Some mistakes will be small, some will be significant and some will stick to your heart and remind you of what an emotional idiot you were because your pride was in excruciating pain. I am here to remind you of just how vital your mistakes can be on your journey and how you can use them as a catalyst to making progressive change in your life.
Why are Your Mistakes Vital?
It’s simple. Your mistakes clarify something in you that has been harnessed down for some time. That’s why. And this is “huge” to accept. Let me provide an example to you about my own life. I recently set sail in some uncharted waters and there came a point where I was reminded of a feeling that happened in my past. The storm of emotion took over and I reacted like a juvenile rather than the “put together” woman I am. I could sit here, day after day, and beat myself up and let the reaction of who that impacted eat away at my soul OR I could (which I did) take the time to own it, process it, and learn from it. What I learned was that I had deeply rooted wounds that were masked and buried. These wounds were sealed and hadn’t been opened… maybe ever. The mistake allowed me to feel these wounds, so I could now deal with them. My energy needed to be rechanneled from embarrassment to action. This brings me to you, my friend. Can you think of a time when a mistake you made really pulled at your heart strings? Did you want to and perhaps do you still want to climb under that rock with utter sadness? Does this mistake like to show its ugly face to keep you playing small? If so, it is time to shed it and here are three ways to break-up with your mistakes! Take a deep breath and roll up your sleeves.
Three Action Steps to Take Now
There you have it! So you made a mistake, I get it. Learn from it. Apologize where you need to and fix the root of the issue… so you can heal. Be done. Move on and enjoy life. Boom!