Like everything in life, it’s not what happens to you but how you respond to it that counts ~ Steve Backley.
In your everyday pursuit of success and determination to catching your dreams, there would be times when you would make certain mistakes and you would know you actually have made a mistake, maybe early enough or sometimes later. Whichever, the way you go about punishing yourself for your mistakes matters a lot.
Do you get angry or disappointed with yourself when you make a mistake? That’s an attitude that keeps you small. It helps in creating a failure mentality in your head when you spend a lot of time blaming yourself for your mistakes.
Only when you’re easy on yourself and encourage yourself, can you start respecting yourself. Self-respect is important, because it allows you to get more joy and abundance out of life. If you keep yourself small, on the other hand, you will deny yourself a higher level of life.
Being happy with yourself all the time even when you’ve identified your mistakes gives you the strength and confidence to go out and do better than the previous day.
Steve Maraboli once said “Happiness is not the absence of problem, it’s the ability to deal with them”.
One of the things I tell myself in such situations is “I didn’t hit it 100% yesterday but I gave it my best, let’s have a go at it today again”.
Be sure to get better.
Have a fun filled weekend.
I honour you.