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What do we learn from our mistakes?

Updated on January 10, 2011

When You Make A Mistake

When you make a mistake it is good to be upfront and honest with yourself, denial causes you to repeat the same mistake deceiving yourself to believe it will have a different outcome. Thus more emotional baggage and consequences taunt your trail.

Don't dwell on mistakes, but shake the dust off your feet and move on by avoiding anything that will take you down that path again.

Sometimes mistakes can open up a new part of you. Identify what drove you to make that mistake and address it and make the needed changes.

Example: I have lashed out angrily at the ones I love and I felt so horrible, guilty, foolish and ugly. All the while I was not angry at them, but the emotional buildup from something completely different ,( like being unjustly wronged by someone, heavy stress, feeling insecure or even a physical element.) If I don't address the thing that seems to dominate my being I will usually transfer courses and that will ultimately lead to a mistake. Many times your mistake don't even reflect who you are. So take time for prayer or meditation and pinpoint the source before you can really resolve the problem. Personally prayer always helps me discern (me).


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      jim-bob mcvay 6 years ago

      god doesnt pick up the slack for you. Your belief in god gives you the necessary confidence and the push you need to get your stuff back in order and learn from whatever mistake you made. give yourself some credit

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      ashwin 6 years ago

      a good one

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      Candace Green 7 years ago from OKLAHOMA

      Amen! faith03 me too:)

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      faith03 7 years ago

      This is so true...we tend to try and handle things on our own and it doesn't turn out the way it should. We need prayer in our lives to let God take control of our faults and failures and mold us into what he wants us to be.

      Reading scripture for me also helps!!

      Thanks for the hub!

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      Melissa*; 8 years ago

      Nic ejob. This is so true (:

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      Prince Maak 10 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

      Good work.

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      Carisa Gourley 10 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

      I can relate to what you're saying.  So many times when we have situations in our lives such as mistakes, bad habits, etc., we try to turn over a new leaf and fix things ourselves and end up falling on our face again.  When we finally go to prayer and admit that we can't fix things on our own, God will make up the slack.  Geat hub!