We’ve all made decisions we wish we could unmake.
Some may have led to minor inconveniences.
Others may have led to significant changes in the course our lives take.
The latter are particularly difficult to manage.
We look back and we think about our other options.
Other routes that might have taken.
What our life might look like if we’d chosen a different option.
It’s so easy, looking back at such decisions, to beat ourselves up.
To see our mistakes as a reflection of our worth.
We then struggle to let go.
Allowing our decisions to hang over us.
Keeping us in the past.
Never moving on.
Wishing that we’d lived differently.
Repeating those all-too-familiar phrases of regret.
“I could have…”
“I would have…”
“I should have…”
That may be true, but you didn’t.
You can’t change that.
All you have is right here.
All you have is right now.
All you have is the next decision.
Do what you can with what you know.
That’s all you can ever do.
Life is messy.
None of us really know what we’re doing.
We all make mistakes.
Sometimes they’re big mistakes.
Sometimes they’re not.
We rarely know any of this before we make them.
Stop beating yourself up.
Take some pressure off.
Keep moving forward.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
One full of mistakes.
You’ve got this.