Question of the Day – No. 293 Posted on February 9, 2019February 8, 2019 by Troy Headrick Which one of your “mistakes” actually turned out to improve your life instead of making it worse? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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My children ❤️😂
That’s great! Congratulations! 😀
Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms
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It wasn’t a mistake per se but when I didn’t get into the university I really wanted to get into. It was a blessing in disguise because it taught me resilience & I met some amazing people.
Great! It seems that each tough situation has its lessons.
I was in an abusive and emotionally manipulative relationship with a person for around 2 years, took almost an year to pull myself out of it, but I can strongly say that it has changed me as a person in ways that nothing else could ever have. I can feel how strong it has made me, taught me how important it is to stand up for myself, my self respect and principles in life, how important it is to choose the right people to be with, and most importantly, how important it is to love and be loved by someone worth it. It taught me what sacrifice is, how vital self love is in life, the importance of pain, patience and kindness. The best part is that it didn’t break me as a person, it only helped me climb higher and live a life of empathy and hope.
All this seems far behind me right now, I feel incredibly blessed to have found a great partner even after such a disastrous episode in my life, who understands me to the core and is like my twin flame. I couldn’t have asked for more, every time I think about him I only realise how grateful I am to have taken the decision to walk out of my previous situation with the hope that I still have a life out there.
Pain teaches more than happiness can. It sometimes guides you through the right directions. That unfortunate phase of my life is what made me what I am today, I am a better version of myself, someone I am proud of and will be for life. So never ever hold regrets, keep walking and things are going to be fine, it’s okay to make mistakes and lose control. Just don’t stop trying.
If you are reading this remember you are special, and someone somewhere is waiting for their life to be touched by you, keep fighting, love.
Thank you very much for sharing your valuable lessons! Pain is a great adviser whilst happiness is a great companion.
my first husband
What about your husband improved your life?
Patience. Perseverance. My limits.
I turned down a job to move into management and stay in a technical role. So many people told me I was making a mistake I started to believe it myself. But I’m very happy the way it turned out in the long run.
Congratulations! Sometimes we just need to take the leap despite all the voices telling us not to.
Not really a mistake in that I could control it, but my crisis at day activities last year. I was askekd to find new day activities then, which I found very troubling but eventually did.
Not getting accepted as a military officer when I was 16 cos I couldn’t point Cambodia out on a map and didn’t sound remorseful enough about having smoked weed.
With enough weed, you could point Cambodia everywhere :)) How did that turned out in a life-improving experience?
I can’t tell for sure which version of my life would be ‘better’ as I only actually lived this version, however that was a major crossroads that would definitely led somewhere different.
I’m really happy with who I am now but being generally a pacifist I’m pretty sure that other path would’ve involved a lot more inner conflict or self repression.
Who knows- I’m just glad I didn’t go that way
When I trust my family…I don’t know why…but it’s happened…before my family was my world…I was so happy…but now they have forced me to think that me or my opinion is no value to them… it’s very hurt for me to accept it…Maybe it was going to happen…Maybe it’s good for me…😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶Now I am happy with myself…☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
That’s awesome! Dealing with some family members is a tough task.
10 years ago. Giving up my job back home to do things for love. 😉
It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Here I am now! 🙂
Awesome! Congratulations! How did you find the courage to do that?
Well, I was so in love then so well, the things we do for love! 🙂 We broke up 2 weeks after I arrived, though, thought it’s the biggest mistake I’ve ever did in my life, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 🙂
I think it’s about accepting that everything happens for a reason & as long as we learn the lesson / make the most of it, then they’re not mistakes as much as learning opportunities that we grow from.
I didnt get into an art school, was accepted into a different high school where there was no physic class (i am bad at math, worse at physic).
So the fact that there was no physic class was the good thing, right?
Yea, it would kill me
I’d argue that all of my mistakes or “failures” were just life lessons that I have grown from. Even my worst mistake has taught me so much about what I needed to do to become a better person. It’s all in how you look at it. One door might close, but it opens another.
And if another door doesn’t open, go in through the window.
Oh where to begin … 😉
Wherever you want to 😛