None of us are perfect. Whether they are major or minor, we all tend to make mistakes on a regular basis.
But are you able to get over these mistakes? That’s the real challenge.
I came across an excellent list courtesy of www.healthylifect.com and decided to expand upon their points.
• Know that you are not the only person who makes mistakes.
As I previously mentioned, none of us are perfect. Michael Jordan missed basketball shots, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple and even Wayne Gretzky missed the net. Even the best of the best have days when they are humbled.
• Understand why you made the mistake: Were you careless? Hurried? Not thinking?
There’s always a reason for a mistake. Instead of beating yourself up over it, or denying the blame, you should truly think about why you made it.
• Think positively and realistically about how bad the mistake really is.
Is your mistake so bad that the entire world will declare war on you? I highly doubt it. In fact, we tend to blow these mishaps out of proportion.
• Don’t obsess and replay the mistake over and over.
There comes a place and time where you need to get over the hump and walk away. Obsessing over a mistake is not healthy and can have some very negative effects on the mind and body.
• Don’t define yourself by your mistakes.
Define yourself by what you have to offer and your accomplishments. Mistakes can be improved upon and converted into a newfound strength.
• Learn from the mistake.
Make an effort to never duplicate the same mistake. Whether it’s through note keeping, patience or asking for assistance, learn from the past.
• Seek help. If you have difficulty getting over the incident after considerable amount of time, consider seeing a therapist.
You should never be embarrassed to ask for help. These are trained professionals who are willing to help you find solutions.
Ultimate Fighting Weekly Episode 9 is NOW available!
On this edition of the program: Georges St-Pierre’s new movie role, Melvin Guillard is not welcome home, Nick Diaz attacks the Quebec Commission, More fight announcements and predictions for UFC on Fuel TV 9.
Just the other day, a colleague at work popped into my office and asked, “Chris, do you have a bucket list?” I was initially surprised by this question, but responded with a definite “yes!” After we conversed for a few minutes, we parted ways and I was left compiling a list in my head. Before I continue, I should define exactly what a “bucket list” is.
Here are a handful of the most popular bucket list items
As I reviewed my personal list, I was reminded of an old quote.“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Don’t ever be afraid to set your sights high, as all dreams are achievable through dedication and determination.
My main “Bucket List” item: That somewhere down the road, people will share stories about the individuals that have touched their lives and these same people will say out loud, “They were good, but they were no Chris Toplack.”
Pub Stumpers Trivia Night comes to an end in 5 weeks! If you haven’t had a chance to join us, it takes place every Monday evening at 7:30pm at Smoke-N-Bones!
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