Repeat after me: I’m greater than my darkest moments.
“I can’t always be in control and that’s ok” It’s one of the things I’ve had to routinely tell myself to keep my peace of mind. Life happens and things don’t always go my way. Sometimes, it’s at the hands of the universe. And sometimes it’s because I screwed it up. Regardless of the outcome which I can’t control, I can control my reaction and overcome it.
Unfortunately, my reaction hasn’t always been that great; especially when I’m the one who screwed up. I’ve made so many mistakes over the years. And like most people, beat myself up about it for a while and then convinced myself that I’ll have life figured out soon. But i never do and the cycle continues. Of course, It took me nearly 30 years to realize I will never have it all figured out. Not having all the answers. It’s what makes life interesting.
And as interesting as life may be, it doesn’t make dealing with those mistakes any easier. However, i’ve learned that if I want to move forward, I need to stop looking at the past regretfully and dwelling on it. Instead, I must look back on it, forgive myself and acknowledge the lessons I’ve learned from them.
Forgiving yourself may not always be easy, but it’s necessary if you ever want to grow and move forward in life. In case you are having trouble, I’ve listed 30 of the common mistakes made and have trouble forgiving ourselves for. Read through them, remember the time and lessons, and use them to make better decisions. And of course, be proud as those mistakes made you the person you are now.