self help

Getting Back Up After A Mistake

Sometimes we stuff up really bad, and other times just a bit, but we feel equally guilty no matter what’s at stake. We knock ourselves because of our mistakes and we can hold onto baggage for a long long time. Making mistakes hurts us and it hurts other people.

The first step to getting back up after a mistake is to recognise that you actually made a mistake in the first place. The next is to take responsibility for the role you played (the negative choices and distractions you allowed to consume you) and then put measures in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Because, what’s the point of realising we’ve made a mistake if we’re not even going to try and fix it for the future? That’s just insanity and it will drive you mad to the point that you don’t know what to do anymore. You will spiral out uncontrollably into a toxic loop where you will feel a lack of control over your future, we’ve all been there and it sucks!

What’s the point of realising we’ve made a mistake if we’re not even going to try and fix it for the future.

So, I urge you to harden up and take more responsibility. Sorry for the bluntness, but this point cannot be overstated.  I want to see you all take responsibility for your actions, the ones that have driven you to this low point or the ones that have driven you to a low point in the past that made you feel powerless. Take back the power in your life and realise that your actions are solely your responsibility and no circumstance or situation can ever change that.

Take back the power in your life and realise that your actions are solely your responsibility and no circumstance or situation can ever change that.

Yea maybe someone spurred you on, or picked on you or made fun of you a little – and then you reacted. And maybe it aggravated you, made you angry, frustrated or pissed-off, I’ve been there too. Sometimes you just have to be strict with yourself and push all the bull-sh*t aside. Realise that your future is much more important than reacting to negativity from others. 

I promise you if you can learn to take control of your emotions (not suppress them, but control them) and use them for good by channelling things such as anger and frustration into standing up for others in the face of adversity you will no doubt come out a winner.

You will stop worrying what others think of you and you will be filled with a euphoric feeling that says, “My actions are justified because I have channelled my negativity into something positive – nobody can knock me for that!”

Keep the positive self talk up! You’re more than the sum of your past mistakes!!

Always,

~ A.M, 2018

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