Last updated on April 18th, 2020
There is no single person in the world, who has never made a mistake. We are a human being and we tend to do it. There is no harm in it.
It’s okay to make mistakes but the problem happens when you don’t learn from them and keep feeling guilty all the time.
Sometimes, those mistakes leave deep wounds hurting your soul. Their consequences are so unpleasing that you don’t even give yourself a chance to forgive yourself.
Those mistakes block your progress. For example, you made a big career mistake in the past and wasted your father’s money on a bad career choice. You keep blaming yourself and the depression captivates your soul.
Realizing your mistakes is good, it’s a sign of maturity. But not forgiving yourself is fatal. This ruins your mental health and leads to depression and anxiety when you keep running away from them.
Benefits of admitting your mistakes
- It sets you free.
- You can learn from them.
- It helps you make a become a better version of yourself.
- You figure out what to avoid next time.
- They make you stronger.
- You come one step closer to your goal.
- Mistakes make you a modest person.
How to admit your mistakes
You can admit your mistakes & forgive yourself by changing your thought process.
#1. You are not alone
You are a human being and human beings are destined to make mistakes. There is no harm in it. You are not alone who made a mistake. So, forgive yourself.
#2. Admit your mistakes
If you do not admit your mistakes, you will hold onto grudge which is not good for your mental happiness. But if you agree to admit them, forgiving yourself would be much easier for you.
#3. Another mistake
So, you took a wrong decision, you screwed up things, but what now? Have you ever thought, if you keep lamenting over your past mistakes, you are making the other mistake? Because crying is not going to solve your problems. If you are not forgiving yourself, you are making another mistake.
#4. Take the responsibility
Be strong and take a step to take responsibility and try to correct them. It was you who made the mistake and for this reason, it is only you who has the responsibility to correct your mistakes.
Your regret is not going to clean the mess you have created. So come forward without regretting and correct them.
#5. Future goals
Focusing on future goals would help you correct your past mistakes. It will fill you with new energy and enthusiasm.
#6. For your loved ones
Even if you are dejected, do it for your loved ones. If you remain in guilt and stress, your family be stressed with you. Your crying would not make them happy but your steps to correct them would bring a smile on their faces. And this thought will motivate you to move forward.
#7. Even God forgives you
Even God forgives you why are you being so hard on yourself?
#8. Hard lessons of your life
If you learn something from your mistakes, it is not a big deal after all. Perceive your mistakes as hard lessons your life which give you valuable experiences.
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