5 Tips to Help You Let Go of Mistakes and Enjoy More Happiness

5 Tips to Help You Let Go of Mistakes and Enjoy More Happiness

We all make mistakes; but that shouldn't rob us of happiness. Well not for too long, anyway. 

So today we're happy to share with you yet another nice article from MindBodyGreen, this one by Shannon Kaiser…

One constant in life is change: the seasons will change, our jobs will change, our relationships will change, and our circumstances will change. If we know change is inevitable, then why do we get so bent out of shape when it happens?

One reason change bothers us is that we hold on to our past mistakes. Instead of focusing on what is going well, we focus on what isn't working in our lives or what's gone wrong in our past. We need to realize that holding on to past failures and letting our mistakes get the best of us can actually hold us back from reaching our full potential.

On the path to happiness and making your dreams come true, it is important to reframe your view of mistakes. Mistakes aren’t always bad, and learning how to make the most of them can help you feel more positive.

Reframing your view of mistakes is easier than you may think. These five steps can help.

1. There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Every mistake we make in life is an opportunity to grow and learn. If you look at life as a giant classroom, mistakes are the assignments that lead to learning opportunities. Through your mistakes you learn what you value, what you like, what you don't want, and what you don't need. Mistakes are the fertile ground from which new opportunities grow.

2. We grow through our mistakes.

Although mistakes can feel painful and frustrating, they can help us grow. Mistakes are only truly harmful if we keep repeating them. If you look at each situation and ask, "What can I learn here?" you'll grow and learn so you can take additional steps on your road to happiness…

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