Hey guys, long tome no post! Today I wanted to talk about mistakes because I feel like a lot of us make them, and I feel like no matter how big or small they are, they all matter.
I believe that sometimes the mistakes we make can hurt others more than ourselves and it can leave us with a lot of guilt that wouldn’t be there if we had just hurt ourselves with the mistake. Although mistakes do give us life lessons, sometimes we still continue to do the same thing over and over until it hurts us more than before.
It’s hard to deal with mistakes we make sometimes, but recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Brene Brown, and I’ve found that her research and ideas about vulnerability and shame is very accurate. She says, creativity and success cannot be achieved without vulnerability, and that shame is highly linked with addiction, violence, depression, as well as many other things. I think that when we make mistakes, we sometimes cannot deal with the idea that we have failed on some level, within friendship, work, school and family. And perhaps this is why we stop allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, but we forget that this also stops us from achieving our full potential in many aspects of life. This is why it’s so important for us to learn to be vulnerable because if we can take off our armour, we can accept our failures and deal with them and it will help us live our lives more openly to everything.
I know that even though I am saying all of this, I will still have some armour left on me, and it will take time to allow myself to be vulnerable as it would with anyone else that would try this. However, I know that I can try to the best of my ability to accept vulnerability as a part of who I am. So, if success cannot be achieved without failure and vulnerability, and making mistakes, then isn’t it better to gain that success than to hide from faliure and making mistakes?
I’ll leave that for you to think about. Hope you all have a good day and enjoy!