We all make mistakes, because we are not perfect – but take responsibility for all of them. Things happen. Lessons in life are there for a reason: so you can learn. Acknowledge your errors and move forward with this new wisdom.
We make some choices because we hope they will be beneficial. But they don’t always turn out in our favor. For example, no one likes exams, but how else can you evaluate skills? You hammer out a bunch of hours studying, but fall short of your due date. Now what? You thought your actions would lead to good results, but they didn’t. Now, it’s your responsibility to change and prep longer for the next exam. You thought you’d done enough, but you missed the mark. And that's okay. Take it as a lesson that will help you improve.
These mistakes can get really nasty and come back to bite you if made repeatedly. Repetition is good, but not in this situation. Let’s say the situation before you means choosing to stay home and be productive – to catch up on bills – or go out for the night. You know you should probably stay in, and you know you will have plenty of opportunities to go out. But you decide to go out this time. And next time, and the next. Now you’re really behind, stuck in an endless game of catch-up. The sooner you get out of that situation, the better off you will be.
Know which mistakes you are making, and why. Be mindful of your mistakes. They will happen, so it’s your job to benefit from them and promote change in your life. By realizing and acknowledging your mistakes, you learn and grow as an individual. This is how you succeed in life and become the person you strive to be.
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Call it intuition, instinct, or a gut feeling: if we followed it, we just might be a lot happier. Intuition is a skill we are all born with, but one we submerge in the business of modern living.