Thoughts on Dealing with Mistakes – Day 310 of 365 Days to a Better You

A mistake; perhaps you’ve made one or two in your time. I know I have. The question isn’t whether you’ll make another mistake. The question is how will you deal with your mistake, pick yourself up and move on.

Here are some #Rayquotes, affirmations, and famous quotes about dealing with mistakes. I hope you find them useful.

RayQuotes

  1. Life’s first great lesson is that you’re human and you make mistakes. Life’s second great lesson is you’re amazing anyway.
  2. The energy you use beating yourself up for a mistake is better used working to get better.
  3. If you make a mistake, own it, apologize and make it right.
  4. Release your belief that making mistakes is a bad thing. Making mistakes is the only way to grow.
  5. The only unforgivable mistake is to let a mistake stop you. We all make them. Keep going!

Affirmations

  1. I give myself credit for my successes. I forgive myself for my mistakes. I know that all leads to growth and healing.
  2. I own up to all of my mistakes from the past and forgive myself.
  3. I acknowledge my mistakes, I get better, and I move forward.
  4. I am human and I make mistakes. I am also amazing and I learn from my mistakes!
  5. Today I bless my mistakes for lighting the path to a better me!
  6. Winners power up on a future full of possibility. Losers power down on a past full of mistakes.
  7. I learn from my mistakes without belittling myself for them.

Famous Quotes

  1. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein
  2. I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness. ~ Mother Teresa
  3. Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn’t. ~ Buckminster Fuller
  4. Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce
  5. The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. ~ Meister Eckhart
  6. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~Bruce Lee
  7. Analyze your mistakes. You’ve already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson. ~Tim Fargo
  8. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself. ~Groucho Marx
  9. Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Therous
  10. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ~Maya Angelou

The bottom line is mistakes are opportunities. They’re either opportunities to grow, change, and advance or they’re opportunities to wallow, stagnate, or quit. The choice is yours.

In case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

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Grow Grow – Day 196 of 365 Days to a Better You

The Talmud counsels the following. Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, grow.”

I love the imagery of this quote. Blades of grass are ubiquitous and uncountable. If every single one has an angel pushing it to grow, what can we glean from that? I take three things from it. Firstly, the direction of the universe is growth not decay. Secondly, the universe has limitless resources to encourage growth in every living thing. Finally, if the universe invests that heavily in the growth of a blade of grass, how invested is it in your growth?

You might say, “Ray, the quote is just a metaphor not a reality.” I wonder.

Grass just grows. It has the confidence to be what is and grow into what it can be.It’s certainly as if there’s an angel whispering. What about us? Has the universe seen to the growth of grass, but not yours? No way! You’re growth is critical for the unfolding of what is to be. Trust me, there’s an angel there encouraging and supporting you to grow, grow too. You simply need to shut off the noise and listen for it.

Here’s to you growing, growing Here’s to you getting out of your own way and letting nature take its course. Your angel has your back.

Have an amazing Tuesday, my friends!

Ray

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Five Growth Affirmations

Good Thursday, my friends.

Growth is a perennial goal for many of us. While it’s a rather general term, it’s easily applied to specific areas of our lives. Examples might include.

  • I want to grow as a mom.
  • I want to grow as a writer.
  • I want to excel at my job.

Here are five of the best Growth Affirmations I’ve ever come up with.

  1. I am a work in progress, but WHAT a work I am!
  2. My way forward is paved with the strength of an open heart and the power of an open mind.
  3. Today what serves me stays and what fails me goes!
  4. Roadblocks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned!
  5. Today and every day, I do at least one thing that stretches me!

I hope these guide you on your way. If none of these quite hit the mark, you can see the master list of 49 Growth Affirmations here.

Ray

49 Growth Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin

  1. I am a work in progress, but WHAT a work I am!life-2048978_640
  2. My way forward is paved with the strength of an open heart and the power of an open mind.
  3. Today what serves me stays and what fails me goes!
  4. Roadblocks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned!
  5. Today and every day, I do at least one thing that stretches me!
  6. Struggle is my bootcamp preparing for bigger and better things!
  7. I refuse settle for where I am, when I know I have better within me!
  8. Today I live with a purpose and my purpose lights my path!
  9. Today I am the acorn courageously engaged in the process of becoming the oak!
  10. Today I am entering new and exciting realms in my life!
  11. I may not live forever, but today I strive for better!
  12. I thrive on every opportunity to become more than I have ever been before!
  13. Today I release old habits and blaze new trails!
  14. Day by day and thought by thought, I am creating my ideal life!
  15. Today I release older lesser versions of myself and grow into my greatness!
  16. My limits yesterday are my starting point today!
  17. I struggle, but I grow. I fall, but I get up. Even amid adversity, I succeed and I prosper.
  18. Today I am liberating myself from the shadows of my past. A bright new day dawns for me!
  19. Playing it safe keeps me safe from every dream I have. Today I risk for my reward!
  20. Each and every day I reach deeper levels of self-realization.
  21. By releasing what is, I open the door for something better!
  22. Today I am attracting the people, places, and things that are perfect for my growth!
  23. Today I make the most of who I am and what I have to become who I can be!
  24. The obstacles on my path are there to build my strength and understanding. Today I’m strong and I understand!
  25. Today I am taking one step beyond where I have gone before! In no time at all, I’ll be far down the road.
  26. This week I am breaking new ground in my life and it feels great!
  27. Every weakness I think I have is an angel whispering, “grow, grow.”
  28. The summit of every success is the foot stool for my next success!
  29. My consciousness always expands to embrace the opportunities and challenges in my life
  30. My life is filled with one positive experience after another. I make use of every experience in my growth.
  31. Today I am planting the seeds of growth in my life. I am absolutely committed to watering them every day.
  32. Each and ever day I learn new lessons, expand my awareness, and develop my abilities.
  33. I create my own life everyday and I work hard to create a life full of growth and expansion.
  34. Today I exchange my need to always be right for my need to always be growing.
  35. There is the life that I live and the life that I want. Today I am taking action to bring them into alignment!
  36. Even as i stretch and strive to be who I can be, I am happy with who I am now!
  37. Today and every day, I am on a heroic journey from where I am to where I am destined to be!
  38. Today old paradigms are falling as I find new and better ways to live!
  39. Every challenge calls on me to be a better, stronger person and today I AM!
  40. What matters is who I AM not who I’ve been!
  41. Today I am working consciously toward a greater opening of my heart and my mind.
  42. Today I am aligned with energies that heal my past and grow my future.
  43. Today I am building bridges from the world that is to the world I CHOOSE!
  44. Bring the rain. I’m eager to grow! Bring the sunshine. I’m ready to bloom!
  45. I thrive on every opportunity to become more than I have ever been before!
  46. The past is a blessing because it is my teacher. The future is a blessing because it is my opportunity.
  47. Today I am the person I came to the planet to be!
  48. Everything that happens in my life perfectly prepares me to fulfill my purpose!
  49. I give myself completely to my purpose and my purpose gives me completely to success and happiness.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s been studying and practicing personal development for 30 years. He’s also studied many of the world’s spiritual traditions and mythologies.

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