There are many times in your day to day life where you will beat yourself up over situations that you label mistakes. These “mistakes” are actually opportunities to grow and learn, if you allow them to be.
Do not be in denial. Don’t stick your head in the sand and ignore the significance of learning from your mistakes and do not allow the mistakes to affect your self-worth. It has nothing to do with your self-worth and everything to do with growing and learning. Don’t beat yourself up over these opportunities to grow.
Growing is a cyclical part of life. It occurs from the first breath you take at birth to the last breath you take at death. It is important, however, to grow consciously to obtain the greatest benefit of the inevitable growth. This can be easily done through learning from your mistakes.
Rather than looking at a mistake from a negative perspective, look at it from a positive perspective. You don’t stand over someone when they have fallen and just stare at them do you? No. You instinctively hold out your hand to help them stand back up again. They, in turn, learn from their fall and will hopefully take necessary precautions in the future not to repeat the mistake. This allows them ultimately to consciously grow in that very moment.
So, the next time you want to beat yourself up over a mistake, pause for a moment and look at the opportunity for growth and remember your self-worth.