HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 608: 21 March 2012

Dealing with your mistakes
Whether it’s sitting through 45minute lessons in stuffy classrooms, or experiencing life at full force, we all learn things by everything we do. We learn a great deal of things by making mistakes. Like the time I learnt to always pay attention to where I’m going after I walked backwards into a pole. (That hurt) But it’s by making mistakes, and realizing why we made them, and coming to terms with, how we made them that we learn new things. Learning from the mistakes we make give us the ability to succeed to a higher level. (And not walk into concrete poles anymore)
I have a tendency to always learn things the hard way. When I was small, I figured out human beings couldn’t fly after I tried to be Mary Poppins and jump off my friend’s tree house with an umbrella. I could have just been told ‘no honey, people can’t fly and umbrellas won’t make you float’ but I had went ahead and tried it out for myself anyway. Lying on the ground with really sore feet, it really sunk in that day that people can’t fly.
But as you start to grow older, and are faced with many obstacles and tricky situations, you begin to learn more deeper and meaningful things.
You’d learn to never drink and drive again after a terrible accident, or you’d learn to never take things for granted if they were suddenly taken away from you. Its situations like these where learning from your mistakes is vitally important.
You’re probably wandering if there really is a point to this or if I’m just drifting on about walking into poles and my attempts to fly, but the point of this is too help you in realizing that not everyone is perfect, and that making mistakes and learning from them does more good than bad.
Adding to this is the quote telling us that ‘everything happens for a reason’
Every little tiny thing you do, and all the mistakes you make, small or big all work in a chain of events, it all happens for a reason, the only problem with this is that sometimes we don’t know what that reason is.
Not knowing why bad things happen to us could end up in us acting out, questioning the world, blaming ourselves, or the people around us, or can fall into us become sad or even depressed.
Its best to just know that everything, and I mean everything happens for a reason, and that it will all turn out how it’s meant to in the end.
If you learn from your mistakes, while remembering that if it’s meant to be it meant to be and then fully understand that everything happens for a reason, I can guarantee a smile on your face through the tough times in life.
It’s not how you fall, but how you rise in dealing with your mistakes. -Dante Numa

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