We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Steve Maraboli
I have made a ton of mistakes in my life. I continue to make them. Every time I fail or take a wrong turn, I do my best to see what I can do differently. How can I improve in some way?
I used to beat myself up over my mistakes, however I have learned that to move forward I need to forgive myself and do better today. Here is an acronym John C. Maxwell created to help him keep mistakes in perspective.
M-messages that give us feedback about life.
I-interruptions that should cause us to reflect and think.
S-signposts that direct us to the right path.
T-tests that push us to greater maturity.
A-awakenings that keep us in the game mentally.
K-keys that we can use to unlock the next door of opportunity.
E-explorations that let us journey where we’ve never been before.
S-statements about our development and progress.
So the next time you make a mistake, just know that you can climb out of the hole that you might think you are in. It is never to late to start again. Just keep moving forward and take a new path.