“REMEMBER THE LIFE’S GREATEST LESSONS ARE USUALLY LEARNED AT THE WORST TIME AND FROM THE WORST MISTAKES.”
So what exactly is a mistake?
The dictionary says it’s an act or judgment that is wrong. So basically all the wrong choices we make can be considered our mistakes.
I remember while growing up, I was told that when you make a wrong choice, you block yourself from the right possibility. As a kid, I was always cautious about what I chose, but at the same time, I also found myself jiggle between the rights and wrongs. Its funny how in a lot of situations THE RIGHT ONES LOOK WRONG AND THE WRONG ONES LOOK PERFECT. It had happened to me a lot that by the time I got the wisdom, I found myself standing over a heap of repeated incorrect choices.
Is making mistakes a terrible thing?
Well, the answer to that would be YES and NO both. Each choice comes with its consequences and going with that I have faced a lot of ill effects for my mistakes. So looking from there I would say YES! Errors are not very pleasant and dealing with blunders is one of the most stringent processes because till the time you realize it you are already overflowing with guilt, failure, and shame.
A COIN HAS TWO SIDES
A ROPE HAS TWO ENDS
A GLASS COULD BE HALF FULL OR EMPTY.
By above, I mean that even mistakes have a flip side which most of us fail to see. Most of us are prone to make mistakes when we are at an edge or when we are stuck in our lives. Mistakes then shake your world to replace you from where you are stuck. Its like from the side you will either fall or get yourself away at a safe distance. A mistake doesn’t promise a positive shift or to land you at a better place, but it promises a different experience which might melt your frozen feet. So making mistakes can’t be so bad.
But what happens when we repeat the same mistakes?
Repeating anything is a sign of blockage or not growing. Our mistakes don’t define us, but it represents our state of mind. We get stuck when we are not ready to change our self-limiting thoughts when we get attached to our righteousness. Our intention is like a child, it needs reinforcement. Have you ever tried waking up a child for school, they never wake up at once unless you repeat it multiple times? They would negotiate, make excuses till you give them one last warning. Similarly, when we don’t learn wisdom in the first time, it’s because we are stuck in the vicious circle of our choices until life gives us the last warning.
“WE REPEAT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT READY TO EITHER LET GO OR LEARN.”
So does mistakes blocks our growth?
One can never grow in their comfort zone and mistakes means trying. Mistakes help us grow out of our shell. But that happens only after we get aware of our choices and are able to differentiate between them.
Mistakes are our building blocks because they direct us to the right things in life by teaching us how we are NOT supposed to do it and when we beat ourself for a mistake we miss the wisdom in it, we miss what life is trying to tell us.
“SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MAKE BIG MISTAKES TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT, MISTAKES ARE PAINFUL, BUT THEY ARE THE ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT THE REALITY.”