Can Making Mistakes Be Good?

Mistakes. We all make them.

From wishing you’d ordered a different appetizer, to an embarrassing moment, to a life changing decision…mistakes are a part of life.

Should we regret our mistakes?

I think that it’s good to look back and recognize a mistake. At the same time, I think it’s important to learn from the experience. Sometimes, making mistakes is how we learn. How we grow. How we find our place in this world.

That’s not to say making mistakes is a good thing. If the world could be perfect, then mistakes wouldn’t exist, and that would be pretty awesome. But, as we all know, this isn’t even close to a perfect world.

Unfortunately, mistakes are a part of life. We can either learn from them or sit in never ending regret.

While there are loads of moments in my life I wish I had done differently, I wouldn’t necessarily take any of it back.

Maybe something is a true mistake, or maybe it’s just a different path…a different road chosen.

Life is full of choices. We make choices. Some good. Some bad. Some choices just are what they are. Not good or bad.

It’s what we do with our choices that makes our life what it is. Our choices have the power to shape us into the people we are present day.

Some choices are better than others. Some choices really are mistakes. And while mistakes will never be the highlight of life, they are still opportunities to learn.

So, can mistakes be good?

I think the answer depends on you. On the ability had to recognize when you’ve messed up and how to fix it. On whether or not you learn and grow from the past, or the let the past keep you from learning and growing.

It’s important to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Some more than others. Others worse than some. But we all make mistakes.

It’s what we choose to do after that matters most.

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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