Mistakes are an inevitable part of human life. No one likes making them, and often it is hard to admit them. Yom Kippur is a set-aside time to admit those mistakes, and to learn the value of forgiveness. Recognizing and admitting your mistakes is not a means to imprison you with guilt, but rather to give you the opportunity to learn from them and become a better person. Mistakes don’t define you; they make you grow. In fact, there is much benefit that can be derived from mistakes. Here are just a few examples:
Mistakes can be used in a positive way to…
- Inform us more about ourselves and our values.
- Help us make better choices.
- Teach us more about others.
- Teach us to value forgiveness.
- Give us new insight and direct us to be more creative.
- Help point us in the right direction.
- Hold us back in areas where we need to slow down.
- Speed up necessary change in our lives.
Take a moment to pause and reflect on the other benefits you can derive from your own personal experience when it comes to mistakes.
Are you ready to grow, improve, and become what you are really capable of being? One of the greatest catalysts for success is recognizing, admitting, and learning from your mistakes. Just remember, your mistakes are what make you an overcomer.