Black People : Your mistakes are just as important as your successes!

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Brother Soundhearted shared the following sentence in another thread and i found it OH SO VERY IMPORTANT and ENCOURAGING! As simple as it is, it seems so overlooked by many, and can be a great source of encouragement for all of us. As simple as it is, i don't believe we hear it often enough and so i'm making a thread about it specifically.



    I have made a lot of mistakes. Even as it relates to this community, i've made some wrong decisions, but as a result i've learned how not to do a thing! The key for me has been to remain alive, keep the community alive, so if ever i have that same path to cross again i'll know what not to do ... vs the first time seeing it ... and not knowing what to do or what not to do!

    It can be a very empowering experience, making a mistake, if you live thru the error.

    I want us all to be encouraged, not to beat yourself up about a mistake, but instead glean all you can from the experience, taking the good of it with you ... as you move forward.

    In fact, i'll go one further, and add that what may appear as a "mistake" today, might be counted as your greatest life work in days to come. For example, giving birth to my Son at 16 ... a single teen Mother ... could easily be considered a mistake by most, referencing it as such my own self at different points in my life ... yet i would not go back and change it, even if i could. I have a beautiful young man to show for it, it has shaped who i am, and without that experience, i can't say i'd be here right now, doing this ... what i love.

    Yeah ... sometimes a mistake is a mistake ... but it doesn't have to always be that.

    Make the best of every life experience ... good, bad, and ugly ... that is the challenge.

    Family ... have there been mistakes you've made, that have been as equally important to your overall life successes as the actual (so called) successes that you've experienced? If so, please share.

    Thanks Brother Soundhearted.

    Much Love and Peace Family.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. Shikamaru

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    One's mistakes can be more important than you successes in my opinion.

    However, learning by revelation can be much easier than learning by experience :).
     
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    If you can look your faults dead in the face, warts and all, that is the 1st step. The next is preparing and taking the steps to overcome them.







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  4. Destee

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    Thanks for responding ... since it's sorta kinda your thread ... :)

    I love the jug of air ... if what you got aint work'n ... skoot over a little bit ... into the ocean ... :)

    I Love It! Thank You! ... :toast:

    Yes, i agree, we should not be quick to throw any away ... especially one of our own!

    Thanks for being here with us ... this is my third thank you ... did i say thank you? ... :)

    Much Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    @ Brotha Soundhearted - Nice heku Sage

    Peace
     
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    Ain't that right.


    True dat.


    That's for real.
     
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    I like this thread. Very positive in the face of something that can be so negative; our mistakes.
     
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