Day 2 of Self Reflection: Mistakes

“You can learn great things from mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.” Anonymous

Mistakes are a part of taking risks and of learning. Being able to learn from a mistake is a part of maturity and growth. You can tell more from how a person handles his or her mistakes than how one handles successes. When I make a mistake, there is an initial period of regret and guilt until I can regroup and move forward with the new information. When working with others I welcome mistakes born from genuine effort.

Again, ignoring a mistake does not diminish its effect on your life only your ability to handle it confidently. There is also no need to cling to a mistake due to time invested in making it. Being aware of a mistake, accepting it as something that has happened yet does not define you, and then acting in a manner that propels you forward can give meaning to difficulties . It is often said that winter always turns to spring.

1. List three mistakes you have made.
2. How can you use personal strengths to learn from them and move forward in a health manner?
If you have difficulty with either prompts ask supports for feedback and/or help. You may want to be thinking about who you consider to be supportive.