Lessons and mistakes

Mistakes are as a consequence of the lessons we fail to learn. We need to understand our lessons, because without understanding, we will create more mistakes and will inevitably get caught out.

Understanding your lessons means cutting down on your mistakes. Lessons learned equals less mistakes, equals a better life, equals a happier life.

25 Apr, 2015

6 thoughts on “Lessons and mistakes

  1. Yes, I think a lesson is something we make a mistake doing, but we learn how to do it differently so as to not keep making the same mistake. It’s when we don’t learn that we create so many problems in our lives, because we keep making the same mistake and expecting different results.

    My biggest downfall has been trying to be the knight in shining armour, to rescue the damsel in distress when the reality was they didn’t want to be saved in the first place, at least by me! It’s just ridiculous what I put myself through trying to do this when I wasn’t even able to really take care of myself.

    It has been a very painful process to admit the mistakes I have made, let alone accept how much I sacrificed to do what I have done. There were so many times I would put things ahead of my own daughter like choosing to take care of a girlfriend rather than do what I needed to do for her.

    It took me a very long time to learn the lesson that I didn’t have to keep making that mistake just because it was what I had seen growing up. I was finally learning from my mistakes instead of just continually making the same ones over and over.

    I think it’s all part of growing up which is something I wasn’t allowed to do as a child. The hard part now is to be aware of when I slip back into those old behaviours and do what I need to do, to stop doing it.

    1. Yes it’s hard not to repeat the old patterns in our head, but it’s important that we don’t. I honestly believe that our mistakes are immaterial the lessons themselves are what matters.

      When we’ve not been given the tools (and I wasn’t either) it’s difficult to get our thinking right. It’s only when we look back that we can see we’ve made bad choices, but at the time we don’t really stop to think about.

      Hindsight is a great thing if we learn, but not such a great thing when we don’t and go on to repeat a lot of our mistakes. All you can do at this point is move on and change the way you do things.

      We can’t change the past, but we can change our present, make amends with those we have let down, so that our future is more assured, with the people we love. There has to be understanding on both parts but again understanding is part of those lessons.

  2. I think it’s equally important that we atone from our mistakes as it is to learn lessons from them.

    Mistakes are unforgivable unless we address the damage we leave behind.

    1. Thanks Tim. I think so too. Yes we can all be forgiven for making a mistake, but if the mistake we make goes on to hurt someone else and we don’t put it right, that clearly isn’t right.

      We must always address the damage we leave behind.

  3. Mistakes are there for us to learn from. If we don’t, then it all seems a little fruitless unfortunately, especially if the same mistakes are made over and over again.

    1. Thank you, yes absolutely! There is no point to it in my book. It’s fine to make different mistakes, it shows we are learning, but not the same ones.

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