In life it is so, so, so easy to fall off track. In reality, it’s not falling off track, it’s just, well, taking a step in a direction towards becoming a better you. You can ‘fall off track’ in life, school, friendships, family, love, just to name a few; it isn’t something we should beat ourselves up over. In fact, this is quite normal. It’s important to acknowledge this and to accept that fact it is okay to mess up. We all do it. Period.
We as people are clearly not perfect. We are a diverse set of people in a very diverse world. In our daily lives, we run into a plethora of mistakes. These mistakes help us evolve and better understand ourselves as complex individuals. Think about it – we are filled with SO many diverse emotions. There is no handbook in life, so when we make mistakes these are an opportunities to really think about the person we are and want to be.
So often as a society we strive for perfection. We want to live a life perceived as perfection, but this is only going to work against us. When we hide away from our truths, we are harboring away our true potential for happiness. Bottling up a powerful piece of life – a piece that deserves to be uncorked and flourished into the world..
“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
Instead, I believe it is important to live a life knowing that mistakes will arise and it is A-OK! To let others know that just because you mess up, it does not define the person you are. You have a whole life ahead of you to create the life of your dreams. If we never mess up in life, how are we supposed to learn more about ourselves? It is time we live our lives as best we can, and to accept the fact that some time in the future we will mess up, and that is perfectly normal.
When we begin to live without worry of making a mistake, it will open a door to an enlightening path toward our successes. When we focus on fearing failure, we hold ourselves back from our full potential of chasing our wildest dreams. Each and every one of us has a different path in life; we are all chasing different dreams and goals, thus, each and every one of us will mess up at different times.
“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
~ Joan Collins
When we judge another for making mistakes, we are taking away the love we should be spreading. Instead of bringing someone down, lift them up and engage them in an inspiring way. It is important to understand that at any moment we can take our lives in a new direction – a direction that provides us with a sense of happiness when we begin to let go of the pain of the past.
One thing many of us struggle with is the fear of disappointing others. Sometimes people don’t understand your dreams, but it’s important for you to not let these ideas go. Instead, continue moving forward. Trust me, it’s a tough thing to do when your vision is not seen by others, but it’s also important to do what makes YOU most happy. The others that may not see it at this very moment will soon see the vision you have long been dreaming about.
Keep fighting for those dreams and remember, don’t be afraid to mess up. When we fall down is often when we learn life’s greatest lessons.
Sending you love,
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