Your Response To Mistakes Defines You

We all make mistakes. We focus on the wrong things. We pursue goals at all costs. We teeter on ethical and moral cliffs. We get too fat down that slippery slope. We steal. We cheat. We lie. We deceive others. We deceive ourselves. We don’t open ourselves up yo our friends. We see Crime and Fraud the don’t speak out.

You can be a good person and still have poor judgment.

It can happen to anyone. We are human we make mistakes.

Just because we’ve lost our way doesn’t mean we are lost forever. In the end, it’s not the failures that define us so much, it’s how we respond.

We all get steered off off course at some point in our lives. What really counts isn’t that we make mistakes but the choices we make following those mistakes.

For example: A teen who gets in trouble with the law, can accept responsibility for his actions, change their behavior, and go on to lead a nation, or they can see only failure and tumble into a vicious cycle of committing even-larger crimes.

It’s not that you stumble it’s that you get back up. It’s not that you did wrong but realizing what’s happening and change. It’s not that you messed up, it’s that you see ways you can be better. Having the wrong priorities is bad enough, but realizing that and refusing to change is worse. It’s not that you never take the time to smell the roses and admire the sunset; it’s that once you realize this, you take the time to notice.

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts

John Wooden

Mistakes are bad, but not learning from them is worse. The key to learning from your mistakes is to admit them without excuses or defensiveness, rub your nose in them a little, and make the changes you need to make to grow going forward. If you can’t admit your mistakes, you won’t grow.

Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if your trying to improve your cognition. Why not celebrate stupidity. A

If anyone rebut me-show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective- I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after and the truth has never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.

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