Don’t be so hard on yourself, nobody is perfect. And while it’s ok to strive for your best version, don’t forget about the occasional shortcomings and be quick to forgive yourself and others. Fact is….
Nobody is perfect. We make mistakes. We say the wrong things. We do the wrong things. We fall. We get up. We learn. We grow. We move on. We live.
If you have wronged someone, apologize, but also consider these 4 mistakes you should hold your apology for.
- Making decisions for yourself and putting your needs first. This is a tough one, and one I continue to learn. I naturally put others first, to the point of it draining my own energy. Balance is the key here, and if you have a strong desire to help others, it’s also essential to remember that you are no good to anyone if you don’t take care of yourself too. So be good to yourself and schedule time for the things that fuel your passion. Remember that “me time” is important.
- Falling in love with the “wrong” one. I mean dating the wrong one in the eyes of your friends and family. Quickly there is a “come to Jesus” talk just around the corner waiting for you, and everyone is quick to add their 5 cents. Luckily I don’t have to deal with this, but my advice would be to date whoever you feel like dating. Even if it’s the wrong one, in the worst scenario there are lessons to learn, and without lessons we don’t grow as as people. I’m not saying it’s fun to date the wrong one and it can be downright painful, yet it will shape you as part of your journey. The key is to stay positive and not let it define your future.
- Wanting more than what you currently have. I don’t mean in a greedy way and on the material front, but in a way you can do better for yourself. It’s great to have goals and whatever they are, it’s healthy to hold on to something to strive for. Wanting more could include, being at peace, it could include less stress, less anxiety, more freedom, a healthier lifestyle and so much more. The choice is yours. What would you include into your list of wanting more?
- Living counter to mainstream. This is one I have been doing for quite some time now. Unfortunately, people with this attitude are few and far between, and many still conform to what others expect of them. Let me tell you that no matter what is holding you back, it is absolutely ok to be yourself, regardless of who that is. It is your life and you are the captain of your own ship. So listen to your surroundings, the background noice, society giving you advice, settings certain rules and expectations. Take it all in and then decide what fits into YOUR vision of your life. It doesn’t take a huge step and you can climb that mountain, but it does start with a step.
Why not take that first step and start with giving yourself more courage and credit than you think you have. Pros and cons…gains and losses. Write it out if you have to, plan it or just do it and let the cards fall into place. The worst thing is doing nothing. What are you waiting for? 😉🙏🏼