happiness

How To Separate Yourself From Your Past Mistakes

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Mistakes are valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, and forget it.”- John Wooden

If you want to be a happy person, stop thinking about your past mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes. People who have made it in life have made significant mistakes. They are not afraid to tell you about their mistakes. They are proud of them. Let us be honest here. If you really want to do what you want to do in your life, you must learn to be VERY comfortable with mistakes.

If you are not making mistakes, you are not trying enough. You are not risking enough to make it in life. You are not risking enough to move out of your comfort zone. It is not your comfort zone; it is your dream-killing zone.

In your comfort zone, you are comfortable, but you are not growing. If you want to make yourself happy, you must get yourself in the game of life. You must learn how to take risks. If not, you are only wasting your precious time. Don’t waste your time. As the old saying goes, “If you waste your time, you waste your life.” Don’t let that happen to you!

People don’t want to make mistakes. As a result, they don’t try anything. My question for you is, “If you don’t try something new, something exciting and educative, something challenging, how do you expect to grow?” If you think you can grow without work, if you think you can grow without taking calculated risks, if you think you can grow without leaving your comfort zone, you are just kidding yourself!

When you make a mistake, be happy. It is the ONLY way forward. If you want to move forward, you must separate yourself from your past mistakes. Can you do that for yourself?