It goes without saying that we all make mistakes. From an early age, we learn that mistakes cannot be avoided. If you’re human, you’re going to make them. That’s just the cold, hard truth. Not one person you encounter is perfect and everyone you meet will have their own set of mess-ups that may compare to yours or be completely different. Some are worse than others and there are those who have made so few mistakes in life, they don’t know how to live. But there is a bright side to mistakes. I know how crazy that sounds, so let me go more in depth.

All kinds of people are going through life terribly afraid they’re going to mess up and make the worst mistake of their lives. They say that’s no way to live, and they’re right. However, it takes a certain type of courage to really pull yourself out of that dose of fear. Especially if you suffer from something like OCD, anxiety disorder, or depression. The list of mental disorders that can make the fear of mistakes worse goes on and on.

But no matter what mental disorder you have or whatever you’re going through, you must remember that the fear of mistakes often brings about more mistakes. When you’re worrying about whether you’ll mess up, you will often find yourself messing up anyway. It’s like this…

We’re all going to mess up at some point, so just try your best. It doesn’t matter how many times you make a mistake. When it all comes down to it, the mistakes are the pieces we need to learn. And without those pieces, we never know how to fix something or move further and make progress. It took me a long time to realize this, and it’s an ongoing process. But reminding yourself everyone once in awhile that it’s okay to make a mistake will lift a great weight off your shoulders, giving way to more opportunities and more happiness. And everyone knows, in times like this, we can use all the happiness we can get. So, I don’t care to admit it. I’ve messed up before…and so has everyone else. 🙂

Blessed Be

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