Yes, It Happened, But You Need To Forgive Yourself Alicia Thorne Updated in Nov 2021 You know what? Whatever happened happened, and you need to let it go. Yes, it was your mistake. Yes, you did not follow up as much as you should have. On many occasions, you came short of your own expectations. Guess What? You Are Human. And To Err Is Human I know you did all you could under the circumstances. It's true you would have done a better job if you knew better. But you cannot blame that on yourself. In this life, we are all students. There is always something new to learn. We all need to find our way in this maze called life. It takes time to figure some things out. We Live In An Imperfect World, And We Are Not Perfect Either So, don't put undue pressure on yourself. It's okay if you made the wrong call back then. Heck, it is more than fine if you make a mistake today or in the future. The path to growth is paved with mistakes we made. More importantly, it is okay if you forgive yourself for what happened. You cannot turn back the time and undo what you did, but you can make better decisions. You Can Make Better Choices Today And That Would Make All The Difference There is always a chance to start all over again when things don't go as intended. Truth be told, that is what matters the most: rising after falling. Because, let's face it, we all stumble and fall from time to time. So, don't be too hard on yourself over a single mistake. Seize the next opportunity that comes along and turn things around. As long as you are moving forward, you are heading in the right direction. You might not like the pace, but keep in mind that you are inching closer to your ultimate destination. Don't Torment Yourself With Memories Of Your Bitter Past Use the lessons you are learning today to become a better person. Get new experiences and use them to forge a better path into the future you desire. Today is the best day to become the person you have always wanted to be. Deep down, you know you mean well. You are not a bad person. You are just human, and that comes with the possibility of making mistakes. You Are Not A Disappointment Or A Failure We all make mistakes, even the best of us. It is the defining human attribute. The most important thing is that you are growing and learning from your mistakes. As long as you keep your eyes focused on the bright and promising future that awaits you, there is nothing to be worried about. You will be fine, and all will be well. But for that to happen, learn to forgive yourself. It's probably the healthiest thing you could ever do.