We’ve all made mistakes.
We’ve all done, said, and thought things we wish we hadn’t.
Where we look back and we say, “that was stupid”.
“That was short-sighted.”
“That was selfish.”
“That was rude.”
“That was inconsiderate.”
“That was ignorant.”
“That was hurtful.”
Maybe these things affected only ourselves.
Maybe they affected others.
We can look back at things and feel like there’s no repairing what we’ve done.
We can’t undo anything in the past.
We might be able to apologize.
Or work to resolve any tangible result of our actions.
But we can’t undo them.
We can’t make them disappear.
One thing we can, though, is change.
We can make damn sure we don’t do it again.
Or at least work as hard as we can not to.
What doesn’t do any good, however, is dwelling on what we’ve done.
All we have is who we are.
Who we’re going to become.
That’s all we can control.
It’s okay to not like who you’ve been.
What you’ve done.
What you’ve said.
What you’ve thought or felt.
There’s no use beating yourself up.
Who you are doesn’t have to be who you’ve been.
Rather than regret, realign and redirect.
Become who you want to be.
It’s never too late to change direction.
Too late to start being who you know you’re meant to be.
To take a step in the right direction.
Look forward, not backward.
Not to who you were.
But to who you want to be.
Be that person.
It will take time.
It will take effort.
It will take making mistakes.
It will take self-forgiveness.
It will be worth it.
You are worth it.
You’ve got this.