Making mistakes is part of the landscape of life. There will always be mountains to climb, rivers to cross, and rough terrain to cover. So, there are bound to be times when we trip, stumble, and fall.
Making mistakes is not something we can always avoid. But, we can always use them as stepping stones to create better versions of ourselves.
The measure of a person is not the mistakes they make;Choose to face your mistakes.
it is how they respond to them.
Facing your mistakes is a step in courage. Looking at your mistakes is an act in stepping out of your comfort zone. Every time you step out of your comfort zone, you grow in courage and confidence. And, your mindset grows in size and strength! Regardless of the results, learning how to sit with your discomfort also builds resilience over time.
Choose to accept your mistakes. Accepting your mistakes builds character and helps you grow. It takes a big person to accept responsibility for their mistakes. Avoiding responsibility or denying your mistakes doesn’t make them go away. It only stunts your growth and increases your chances of repeating them. So, accept your mistakes, but be compassionate with yourself. Consider making mistakes as being just another fact of life. Being hard on yourself doesn’t help matters. It only clouds your judgment and delays your happiness.Choose to learn from your mistakes.
Learning from your mistakes develops wisdom. Learning what went wrong, how it went wrong, and how to avoid making the same mistake again helps you move forward. In other words, the sooner you see what went wrong, the sooner you can move
on. The lessons we learn and the experience we acquire are the gifts we earn from our mistakes. Be willing to see the process through, and you will be rewarded.
You are defined by your actions
. Facing, accepting, and learning from your mistakes are the actions that define you; not your mistakes. Your mistakes are simply the catalysts for change and for creating the best version of yourself.Live, Love, and Lead with Aloha.To Say Your Daily Aloha:
Take a deep, cleansing breath. Inhale through your nose for three counts. Exhale for four counts. Then, exhale forcefully through your mouth over five counts. Then, say Your Daily Aloha Affirmation out loud at least three times.
For a more powerful session:
▶Look at yourself in the mirror as you say this affirmation.
▶Add smiling to help retrain your brain and boost happiness.*
▶Say this affirmation as you face a problem or situation head-on or repeat it throughout the day.What is a Daily Affirmation:
A daily affirmation is an easy tool you can incorporate into your life to empower you to greatness. When used regularly, affirmations will help you build courage and confidence, pursue your goals and dreams, and live, love, and lead with aloha! Saying positive statements out loud daily can also improve your well-being by boosting your mood, lifting your spirits, and helping you to cultivate a more positive attitude. Your Daily Aloha Affirmation is the game-changer you need to create more positive thoughts, actions, and outcomes in your life! Use today's affirmation or find another that resonates with you in the "Your Daily Aloha Affirmations" section of this website.
* Scientists say smiling creates a happiness feedback loop in our brains. When we smile, our facial muscles fire a signal back to the brain, which increases levels of happy hormones, or endorphins.
The loop: When our brain feels happy, we smile; when we smile, our brain feels happier. Thanks to this feedback loop, we can alter our brain's emotional processing pathway to feel happier with a simple smile. Smiling also helps reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and heart rate.
Did you know?: The happiness level that a smile can bring to our brains is estimated as equivalent to that of having 2,000 bars of chocolate.
Source: "What's the Science Behind a Smile?" (BritishCouncil.org)