There’s a quote that says “Your best teacher is your last mistake” and I have to admit that I have made many mistakes in my life. Saying that I learn from those mistakes the first time would be wrong. I usually take two or three times till I learn that I am wrong.
One of the things I regret is the choices I make on who I let into my life. Some people are not meant to be in my life and some relationships that I have put myself into were not what was best for me physically, mentally and spiritually. I let people walk all over me and I went along with it because I thought that it was okay when it is not. However, I have also learnt that forgiving and forgetting can lead to the ultimate peace. I learnt that these things that cause rifts between people can either break you or build you a stronger relationship.
I can not say that I am perfect and that I have always been perfect and will never mistakes. I can not promise that my life from now on will be smooth sailing and that I will never slip up and make mistakes. I know that I will and it is something that I have come to accept. I think the sooner that you realise that it is okay to fall the easier it will to pick yourself up and carry on.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to simply do no wrong. No sins, no mistakes no downfalls. I imagine a world where I do not hurt others and get hurt in return. I try to see a world where I do not create trouble and love is all I do but I also see that I would not be the person that I am today. I would not have the characteristics that I have and I surely would not think and speak towards others as I do now.
Yes, mistakes are bad. Yes, it is hard. Yes, Life does not get easy when you slip up.
But all that does not matter. What matter is what you do after it happens. It matters how you hold yourself after the mistake.
Take some time to heal.
Do not give up.
Learn from your mistakes.