The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard
Make a mistake – go ahead it’s okay. Everyone does it and it’s good for you. Without mistakes there is no growth. And feel free to learn from others people’s mistakes. Very successful people made many mistakes before they got it right. Very happy people took a lot of chances before they were able to find what truly makes them happy.
Here are a few things to think about and focus on to expand your capacity for mistakes in a positive way:
All great changes are preceded by chaos. – Deepak Chopra
Flexibility is an essential part of resilience. By learning how to be more adaptable, you’ll be better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis. Resilient people often utilize these events as an opportunity to branch out in new directions. While some people may be crushed by abrupt changes, highly resilient individuals are able to adapt and thrive.
By Therese J. Borchard
6 Steps Toward Resilience & Greater Happiness The opposite of depression is not happiness, according to Peter Kramer, author of “Against Depression” and “Listening to Prozac,” it is resilience: the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart.
Proper treatment doesn’t suppress emotions or dull a person’s ability to feel things deeply. It builds a protective layer — an emotional resilience — to safeguard a depressive from becoming overwhelmed and disabled by the difficulties of daily life.
In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.’ – Howard Schultz
Take responsibility for your life and your actions. By blaming others, you are giving them too much power over your life. Be more proactive and less reactive.
No more “I can’t do this because of that person, thing, condition, environment, etc.”, and start asking yourself, “What can I do?” In other words, you go from looking for reasons why you cannot to what you can do.
It seems crazy, but I think it’s good to sometimes have a bad day. It’s those bad days that make you really appreciate the good ones. If not for pain, how would someone truly know pleasure.
If you’re having a bad day today, just try and get through it and know happy days are ahead.
If you’re having a good day, cherish it. You’ve had bad days and that is why you know this is a good one.
Surrendering means letting go of your resistance to the total openness of who you are. It means giving up the tension of the little vortex you believe yourself to be and realizing the deep power of the ocean you truly are. It means to open with no boundaries, emotional or physical, so you ease wide beyond any limiting sense of self you might have. – David Deida