You see, he was struggling with regrets, lots of them. He had made a lot of unhealthy choices and ultimately those choices led to the demise of his marriage.
So, as we processed his regrets he turned and asked me. “What about you? You can’t tell me you don’t have any regrets?”
And I looked him straight in the eye and said, “No, I don’t! But I have a ton of mistakes!”.
You see, I’ve done a ton of things that have had disastrous results in my life. I’ve made relationship mistakes, financial mistakes and even parenting mistakes (if you don’t believe me ask my boys). And some of these mistakes have caused me and some of those that I love a ton of pain.
But with each so called “failure” I’ve stepped back and taken some Mirror Time to see how I can turn the mistake into an “expensive learning lesson”..
I learned a long time ago that beating myself up for the mistakes of the past doesn’t’ do me any good and it certainly doesn’t help me go forward on my journey.
But looking at my so called “failures” and seeing them as expensive learning lessons allows me to grow and make better choices and decisions so that I don’t have to look back and play the woulda, coulda, shoulda game.
I believe that we’re all doing the best we can in each moment and even when we make poor choices there’s always a valid reason behind why we’re doing so.
So if you’re doing the best that you can , why bet yourself up? Doesn’t it make more sense to see what you can learn from your mistakes?
So what about you? Do you have any regrets? Is there something that you’re struggling with that you are still beating yourself up with and that you can’t let go of?
What if instead of seeing it as a mistake which you regret you saw it as an expensive learning lesson designed by the Universe to help you grow and be a better you.
Wouldn’t you then be able to live with that regret more easily?
Today, In invite you to take some Mirror Time and look at the regret(s) you’re struggling with. And once you identify it I invite you to share what it is and how you can turn that regret into an expensive learning lesson and how that new perspective will help you as you go forward in your life.
And please make sure you share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us down below in the comments section.
Hope this helps!