When you screw up
I have been a work in progress at identifying the negative voices and narratives that go through my head. But when you screw up – boy, oh boy, it can get especially dark and noisy.
So here’s what I’m doing to work through some screw ups.
- Recognize it. Admit it. They’re called blind spots because you don’t see them.
- Learn from it and grow.
- Enlist support. I am part of a coaching forum so I turned to them. Not only did I find empathy, I found some good suggestions.
- Honor the struggle. This is something one of my mentors, Brendon Burchard, says all the time. It’s much nicer hearing that as part of a tidy teaching. The reality of this is not as much fun but there is deep wisdom in this.
- Accept that as long as you’re moving forward, you WILL make mistakes, take missteps and in general, do a few stupid things now and again.
Forgive and move on. Guilt serves no purpose what so ever.
This is your one life. Don’t allow screw ups to limit it.