Today we continue the series on the fifteen most important things I have learned from others.
I don’t remember who I learned this from or when I first heard this phrase but learning this lesson has helped me be much kinder to myself and more forgiving of others.
People don’t intentionally do stupid things or make bad decisions, yet all of us do stupid things and make bad decisions.
Of course, there are many factors, including emotional and psychological ones, but in the end we do our best with the information that we have available to us. Consequence and retrospect are great teachers for the future but are poor friends to the past.
When you screw up (and you will), learn and move on. You didn’t try to mess up. You made the best decision you could with the information you had at the time. This makes enacting lesson 9 (treat yourself as you would a child) a whole lot easier!
Do good and be well,