"Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately."
~ Stephen R. Covey
When you make a mistake are you quick to forgive yourself or do you spend countless hours worrying about what you did? I believe that one of the key things that distinguish people who take responsibility for their lives is their ability to admit, correct and learn from their mistakes, just like Stephen Covey recommends. The alternative is to play the blame, shame, martyr/victim game. This is where you continuously beat yourself up for your transgressions and the truth is, the more you focus on what you did wrong the more likely you are to repeat the same mistakes. Forgiving yourself is not about letting yourself 'off-the-hook' but rather a gift you give yourself so that you can move forward. Life isn't about never making mistakes, it's about learning from them and then making new ones. This is how we grow and develop into the kind of women we desire to be.
I take responsibility for my mistakes and forgive myself today.
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