Sometimes it’s hard to say something is done.  You know what I mean?  I’m not a hoarder … I don’t hang on to stuff too long (in fact the opposite is true).  But I do hang on to situations (of any kind) too long and it’s often hard for me to say, “It’s done.”  I’d like to think it’s because I’m loyal, forgiving or maybe just not a lover of change (as we all know).  Yet, maybe it’s more  than that.  Maybe I don’t like to say something is done because it represents, what I deem, a failure on my part.

Yet, I constantly forget that failure creates success.  We can’t regret anything, because every little detail of our life, including our mistakes, are what make us who we are.  Here are my reminders as I swim (maybe wallow) in my recent “failures:”

  1. It’s okay. Take time to heal from mistakes.  Moving on from any mistake takes more than a day.  Be ok with that.
  2. There is no success without failure.  I’d rather have a life with failures than a lifetime of regret in not trying.
  3. Positive thinking creates positive results.  This goes without saying.  Things always turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
  4. I am not my mistakes.  Life didn’t come with instructions and I’ve got to accept that mistakes will happen.  No matter how chaotic the past has been, the future is a clean … it’s a wide open slate.
  5. Life’s best lessons are learned at unexpected times.   Sometimes the most unexpected situations turn into the best “mistakes.”
  6. Not getting what you want can be a blessing.  Some things in life fall apart so that better things can fall together.
  7. We create our own happiness.  We can’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come along and make us happy.  I’ve been known to not say it’s done because I fear that my happiness is tied up in the situation.  Untrue – happiness comes from within.
  8. Life goes on.  My collection of mistakes will turn out to be my life.  And, I’m certain that where I end up will be no mistake at all!

Given that I made the “mistake” of missing a post this week, I’ve corrected that on this fantastic Friday night.  Now, I’m going to head out for a glass of wine to drown out my “mistakes” of the week.

Have a great weekend! XO