What you and I need to understand is this, I make mistakes you make mistakes, and the mistakes I caused yesterday does not mean they define me as a mistake today or tomorrow to come, yes I can be taken to prison for that mistake, but I don’t need to remain a mistake forever even when am in prison. The way I was yesterday is not a guarantee that I will forever remain yesterday, no; every person changes but it depends were your change is heading towards too, forward or backwards.
As long as we want to learn, we want to do something different worth well for ourselves, mistakes will always follow too, and by avoiding mistakes we are avoiding to learn, and by avoiding learning we are avoiding changing for better. Much more, by avoiding making mistakes, is making a big mistake, because without mistakes that means without progress. True progress comes by having authority over mistakes, and not mistakes having authority over you.
Everyone can and makes mistakes, but few learn from those mistakes, many denial them, blame them on others, complain about them and never get to find the true opportunity magic found in making mistakes, and that is that priceless LESSON to progress from, to become better than was before that made mistake. A mistake is a road to success if you learn a GOOD lesson from it.
Mistakes are education, because they mean you are doing something. It is not the mistake that matters more, but the wisdom you gain from the mistake that matters most, that is what makes you become a wise, mature and responsible person.
Remember too that you are not mistakes, mistakes are just passing through lifetime events to teach us how to live and what it means to live on this mother earth, as Zig Zigler put it; “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” And when someone doesn’t understand you when you have apologized your mistakes, it’s time to take the stance of Steve Maraboli; “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” Sure they have to go, let them go and move on with your own life.