We all make mistakes. Some of us may have done things we may not be proud of, and if we could, we would’ve definitely deal with them differently. Others, might have hurt someone and every time they think about it, they are almost re-living the experience and can often be left feeling bad, exhausted and guilty.
Then, there are different kinds of mistakes. The mistakes that we might have made repeatedly, such as trusting someone we knew were not good for us or just making a simple error unintentionally overspending on a motorway. Making mistakes is perfectly natural.
I’ve made so many mistakes in life. I said things to others I’m not particularly proud of, I trusted people repeatedly, even though the signs were screaming out loud at me, that these people were not good for me. I’ve failed exams and disappointed people.
Despite all of the above, I’ve made peace with my past now. I’ve forgiven myself for my past mistakes. I now think about my past mistakes as lessons, because that’s what they truly are. Worrying about the past and its mistakes is not going to make me feel any better, because there is nothing I can change about them. However, there is one thing that can be changed. It is my approach towards the past and my mistakes. Worrying about making mistakes in the future doesn’t help us either. Keep learning, keep growing and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
When we worry about something all the time and think about it over and over again, we are only unintentionally brining it into our future experience. Then, we are wondering why we are creating similar situations and attracting similar people into our lives. It is the repeating pattern that is manifesting these similar experiences.