You Are Not Your Mistakes

Perhaps let’s not share this with world leaders. Though it does hold true for them, their public office means they should be held to a higher standard.

But for the rest of us, let’s remember that in a year or five no one will remember the joke you made in bad taste at your sister’s wedding, the heart you broke because you met the one when you thought you’d settled. The dog you kept forgetting to talk for walkies because of late shifts at work. The job you never should have taken, the lies you wish you hadn’t told.

As long as you attempt to break the cycle, you are not your mistakes. They’re something you do and learn from. You made them, they are yours, but they’re things you won’t make again.

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