Posts tagged Mistakes
With so much going on in the world, it is hard to find things to be THANKFUL for or show gratitude towards. The world, if you let it, will beat you down and tear you apart and test you at every turn and if you succumb to the doom and gloom, it will literally destroy you from the inside out.
Today, I am THANKFUL for the doom and gloom because after the clouds clear away, the sun shines and the rainbows appear. It is said, “Everyone wants happiness, but no one wants the pain. But you cannot have a rainbow, without a little rain.” No matter what is happening in your life it boils to a mindset of it is not what you go through, but how you go through it. So THANKFUL that the years have taught me to smile during the storm, praise through the pain, and rejoice in the eye of rejection. The sooner you accept that what is done is done and start working toward a resolution, the sooner the darkness will be lifted.
THANKFUL that pain is a reminder that I am still living and if I am still living that means I have a fighter’s chance to overcome and still prevail. So THANKFUL that I was taught at an early age that in order to win in life, you have to work. Everyone cannot win, but everyone can learn an invaluable lesson. You will not always be victorious in every endeavor in life, but you can still win the battle if you are willing to bravely face any enemy that arises.
And do not fret over mistakes and failures; they are character builders. There will come a time when being strong is the only thing you have left. I am THANKFUL for the times I have fallen because it taught me how to pick myself up, how to dust myself off, and how to carry on. Your best teacher is your last mistake!
Today, I am THANKFUL that anything that did not kill me, made me stronger and whatever has not broken me, has molded me. THANKFUL that until my last breath, I have another chance to better my life and so do you. THANKFUL is an intentional mindset and if you realize that life is about tests and just like the seasons, the climate will change and the sun will rise again.
“When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes, and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.” ~ Anonymous
None of us are perfect and although we strive for perfection in our personal and professional lives, it is the mistakes that ultimately mold us into the people we become. It is as cliché as it gets, but whatever does not break you, will indeed make you.
Mistakes can become lessons if you are willing enough to accept what happened and smart enough to learn from it. The weight may seem heavy, but you are built to handle it! Do not succumb to life’s pressures or the mistakes that inevitably happen. Mistakes and redemption are a part of life. How is one ever expected to learn anything if they scared to make mistakes? Think about a toddler trying to learn how to walk. How would they ever learn how to hold themselves up and take their first steps if their parent is the one always picking them up. We have to learn what it feels like to fall in order to learn how to pick ourselves up.
We all share one common trait and that is we will make mistakes, we will have mishaps, and we will fall short. That is human nature at its core. What separates and propels us is the ability to overcome our downfalls and rise above in spite of them. This is a true measure of a man – being able to pick himself up off the mat when life knocks him down.
Do not allow society or yourself to define you by your mistakes you make. Let your defining moments revolve around how well you managed the weight or the world to later become great!“The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.” ~ Peter Nivio Zarlenga “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” ~ Paulo Coelho “We learn from failure, not from success!” – Bram Stoker