Are you haunted by past mistakes and feel like you can’t move on?

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Don’t spend time and energy dwelling on past mistakes and failures. Learn from them and move on. Let’s remind ourselves that life is a series of trials and errors that are meant to draw us closer to our essence. Mistakes are simply part of our evolution process. Great inventions come out of a series of trials and errors. Great inventors are driven by passion and understand that each error draws them closer to their goal. Forgive yourself for not being perfect and recognize that we are all broken. Learn to use past mistakes as a spring board to propel yourself towards the achievement of higher goals. In doing so you free up energy that was once spent on punishing yourself to instead better your condition and that of people that you’ve hurt. When you dwell on past mistakes you block progress by going around in circles instead of moving forward. The focus of attention becomes you, what you did, should have done or didn’t do instead of being what you’ve learned, what you can do and how you can improve. With a simple shift of focus and attitude you move from self-defeat to self-empowerment. Recognize that implying that you should have done everything right the first time around -shows a lack of humility. Admitting that you’ve made mistakes and that you’re learning from them -shows wisdom. When you no longer feel threatened and held back by past mistakes, you become humble and wise.

For personal assistance in letting go of the guilt that’s holding you back, contact me Anne-Marie Campanella MA, Self-Empowerment Therapist. Web,

© Copyright. Resonance For Life Body/Mind Harmonization Center, 2014. All rights reserved. Unpublished. Anne-Marie Campanella, MA

2 thoughts on “Are you haunted by past mistakes and feel like you can’t move on?

    Jimmy Sproul said:
    January 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Wonderful post Anne-Marie, staying in the present with humility are powerful thoughts! Happy New Year & thank you.


      Anne-Marie responded:
      January 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you Jim! Happy New Year to you as well.


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