Learning from our Mistakes

Learning from our mistakes is a valuable lesson. We can only learn from it after we openly admit and acknowledge there was a mistake made.  If we notice we’re repeating the same mistake, it’s a good sign…whew – finally. It’s time to sit down, reflect and learn from it.  

As soon as we start blaming someone else (or the universe), we distance ourselves from any possible lesson. If we courageously stand up and honestly say aloud “This is my mistake and I am responsible” the possibilities for learning is endless.

Admission of a mistake, even if only privately to ourselves makes learning possible by moving the focus away from blame assignment, victim mentality and moving forward with grace and purpose. 

Wise people admit their mistakes easily. They know progress accelerates when they do.If they can do it, we can too.

28 thoughts on “Learning from our Mistakes

  1. Powerful and wise. We can only grow bt internal reflection and taking responsibility. That change in us becomes a foundation stone in our character and we chill out more with life.

  2. Bernice this is an amazing post 💗💗💗 it reminded me of a quote of Johnny Cash I thought to share it with you.
    “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

  3. very nice….the title reminds me about lyrics of a beatle song it goes like…..”With every mistake we must surely be learning”

  4. It’s notable that we must admit our mistakes in order to take it to the next level. That let it go thing really frees our spirit. I like your last sentence about progress accelerating when we do. That is so much the case.

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