6 Reasons People Still Attach Themselves to Their Mistakes

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6 Reasons People Still Attach Themselves to Their Mistakes
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Everyone has his days, and on most of these days, he doesn't even understand himself. 


We can't move on from our mistakes for various reasons. One being, our ego is too big to think we can make a mistake. 



DON'T STICK TO A MISTAKE JUST BECAUSE YOU SPENT A LONG TIME MAKING IT 


The duration of your mistake doesn't necessarily define your morals or intellect to determine whether the action was a mistake or not. Perhaps it was your season of pain. 



6 REASONS PEOPLE STILL ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THEIR MISTAKES: 



THEY HAVEN'T TAKEN ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR MISTAKES 


They couldn't proceed to moving on from their past mistakes because they still haven't wrapped around their head around it. They still haven't admitted to themselves that they have made a mistake. 


THEY HAVEN'T MOVED ON FROM THE PAST



PEOPLE BRING IT UP 


Some people are insensitive enough to bring up a topic they know you don't want to talk about. A flashback of memories come to mind and suddenly your mood turns sour.  


PERFECTIONISM 


You still find yourself affected by your mistakes because you don't want to move on. Your perfectionist self says you've already stained your record so there's no point of doing good anymore. You live in despair for the mistakes of the past. 


THEY STILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES 


Some mistakes are too grave that you will spend the rest of your life, and including your kids and grandkids to suffer the consequences of your actions. Some people still attach themselves to their mistakes because they see it in the struggling faces of their family members and friends. 


CONCLUSION: 


Contrary to popular belief, our mistakes do define us but not in totality. They do define our weaknesses, fears, triggers, and even our deepest, regrettable desires. Mistakes happen when we're too curious, stubborn, or ignorant about something. Depending on your point of view, our liberty, as inherent in human nature, can both be a blessing and a curse since our character takes time to shape and develop. Our sinful nature keeps us from always choosing the right thing because it's imperative our needs to be served first more than others. 




"There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of the past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go." - Melanie Koulouris 

2 comments

  1. I always struggle to let go of my mistakes. I just beat myself up about them for ages. It's so frustrating!

    Corinne x

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  2. I struggled and still do at times with mistakes I did in the past and with letting them go, but I am working on iot as it's not healthy to do x

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