Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself When You Make Wrong Decisions

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog at this hour. Most of the time when we make a mistake or make a wrong decision we do not easily get over it. We constantly think about what we could have done if we were given a second chance. We blame ourselves for not taking time to have made the right decisions and even hurt ourselves by swimming in the pool of regrets for too long. We mostly forget the fact that we are humans and mistakes are for humans to make because of our nature. Well, sit back, relax and enjoy all that I have packaged for your reading pleasure.

There are mistakes we make in life that have serious consequences but there are others that are not too costly. Nevertheless, we are fond of looking back to identify where it all went wrong by looking back to how it started and the factors that necessitated the wrong decision. When we see the point it went wrong, then we begin to be hard on ourselves. This feeling may last long that it should have lasted and it will result in more harm if it is not curbed as fast as possible.

On a wider outlook, the wrong decisions we make are not always the fundamental problem but it is how we handle them that intensify the issue. We should learn not to be too hard on ourselves when we make a wrong decision. There is no man in a sane condition that will intentionally want to make a mistake that will cost him so much. But, when these mistakes happen you should try as much as possible to be nice to yourself. This is not to say that you should not feel remorse for your actions but it means that in your remorseful state you should be able to get over it quickly.

The fact that you fall does not mean the end of the road for you rather you should summon the courage to stand and get back on your feet. You surely have the power embedded in you to overcome every spirit of regret that is pulling you back due to the mistake you made. There are so many dreams that have been shattered based on one mistake. This should not be your case. Your case should be different. If you make the mistake of joining bad peer groups and it affected your life in a bad way, you should be ready to turn a new leaf at any point when you come to your right senses. Do not say that you have gone too far and you can't become a better person.

Life itself is not perfect, not to talk of we humans. This should be your motivation to keep going when it seems you have taken a wrong step. There is nothing that reduces the value of humans than having regrets for a long period of time. Regrets will hinder your growth if you don't work towards getting over it as soon as possible. Regrets is so powerful that it will make you feel less of a human and in a short period of time you'd start experiencing depression, loneliness among others.

Truth be told, you can not move forward if you don't get over the mistakes and wrong decisions that you have made. There are some mistakes that you make that it is impossible for you to make things right because the consequences is very serious. However, even though it is irreparable you can learn lessons from it and move on with your life. You're only deceiving yourself if you want to live a perfect life that is devoid of any flaws. We all have flaws but what distinguishes us is the ability to handle our flaws and use them to our favour.

There are times that we become judgemental when we see people making mistakes and we forget that we are also bound to make one as well. We even treat them harshly because they made a wrong decision with the idea that we are perfect and flawless. These could even add more to their predicaments and make them linger in regrets longer than expected. Due to the condemnation they have received from people they may go into their shells instead of pushing forward.

Do you know that if you buy a device or gadgets it will come with a manual that will guide you but life does not have a guide, hence, we're bound to make mistakes. These mistakes does not mean that we are not capable but it makes us know our weak points so that we can work on them to become a better person.

All contents are originally written by me, @williams-owb


Williams Oluseyi is a Linguist by discipline from one Africa's Most Prestigious Citadel of Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University. He developed interest for blogging at very early stage which motivated him to study English Language in College. He is a prolific writer, an inquisitive and judicious reader, to say the least. To get his daily bread, he is currently working in a Logistics company in Nigeria.
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