Mistakes happen to the best of us.
Sometimes, a mistake leads to a breakthrough and other times; it leads to broken dreams. At the end of the day, however, we get to decide how the story will unfold. We can bounce back from our mistakes and soar higher, or we can give up and leave everything behind.
If you would choose the former as we would, this is how you can bounce back from your mistakes and get over it quickly:
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Nobody is perfect; so don’t expect yourself to be. You will commit mistakes, perhaps more than you could ever prepare for but so long as you learn to forgive yourself and you learn from such mistakes, you will do well in every situation.
Stumble with grace
Own up to your mistake and don’t point fingers. Take responsibility for your actions even when they don’t always end up in your favor. Accept that you will not always make it right, but it doesn’t mean your value will diminish or that your intelligence will lessen. It just so happens that mistakes are necessary to learn the hardest of lessons.
Remember the lesson
Don’t ignore the lessons you are being taught as you experience each mistake. It doesn’t happen because you are not capable but because you can do better. Take each lesson with dignity and then make an effort to start again. Experience makes us richer in so many ways and the moment we accept it as a part of life is the moment we can begin to figure out the lesson it is trying to impart on us.
Sometimes, all you have to do is trust yourself and know that making mistakes may not always be pleasant, but you can always choose to learn from them and grow. Mistakes will make you better and smarter but only if you play it right.