So, what if you made a mistake?
So, you made a mistake.
It's just a matter of fact. It's in the past now anyway!
So, go fix it the best you can.
Maybe you made a mistake in your own life, maybe you hurt someone else, maybe you fell short in some way. OK. But the day (or night) is not over and you have a chance to do some repair work.
If you make a mistake, do NOT indulge in self pity and do NOT beat yourself up. No. Go back. Fix what you need to and then reroute yourself to be back on track. You keep getting new chances to do things the way you want to do them, with the grace, wit, joy, or peace that you want to bring into your life. You're doing it! Keep going.
Do your best to look for the signs--there are always warning signs. It may come in the form of sage advice from a trusted friend, or a feeling in your guts--an inner voice, or literally a sign like the one in our picture above.
The bottom line is: Everyone makes mistakes. No exceptions. What you do now, how you take action to repair, is what matters.
- 1) Forgive yourself
- 2) Apologize where needed and even sometimes when you don't think you need to because that's a cheap price for peace
- 3) Replace or Repair what you can where needed
- 4) Learn from your mistake
- 5) Now you're more than you were before the mistake, celebrate your growth