“Yes, I’ve made my mistakes
But listen and understand
My mistakes are no worse than yours
Just because I’m a woman”Dolly Parton
In one of my previous blogs I discussed inspiring women. Let’s never forget that these women have made mistakes, too, and they still do 🙂 Like the rest of us. I always hear how making mistakes is human as long as you learn from them. And that’s true, I can’t say anything else. But it’s still difficult for me to accept my mistakes. Every single time, I am left thinking: oooooh here I go again … pffff. And you know what’s funny? When I see something as wrong, but an outsider sees it as perfect. It’s so much easier to accept someone else’s mistakes than your own.
I noticed that men are quicker to accept mistakes than women. I think this is because women have a bigger tendency towards perfectionism and more attention to detail. 🙂 To a man, it doesn’t much matter how a problem or mistake gets solved, as long as it gets solved. For a woman, the way a problem or mistake is solved is much more important. I say that as long as you’ve accepted your mistakes, you will find that balance in your life. You can’t change mistakes anyway, so don’t try to get caught up in them.
My friend has been divorced three times, and all three her exes were the same type of guy. It took until her fourth for her to go for a completely different kind of guy. Both of my exes were complete opposites. And now I face this dilemma about what’s better… doing it differently from your first mistake or making the same mistake? 🙂 Personally, I think making mistakes always has a positive and negative side to it. If you are aware of the negative side, all you have to do is step aside for a moment and you can build that bridge to the other side, to a new reality with different solutions and changes.
If you do good, you feel good. Heart + mind = feeling 🙂 I believe with this formula there can’t go anything wrong. And this also bolsters your opportunity to further develop.
Mother Theresa once said: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” With or without mistakes, it makes no difference! You are amazing!
PS Be proud of what you have achieved and don’t linger on mistakes!