Some mistakes are big. An air-traffic controller’s mistake or one wrong move by a surgeon can be deadly.
A vast majority of the mistakes we make, however, are not life or death. It’s true that even small mistakes can cause inconvenience, conflict, or extra work – and, can be expensive.
While no one enjoys making mistakes, there is something very freeing about learning to accept them – really accept them – as an unavoidable part of life. When we do, we can forgive ourselves, thus erasing all the stress that usually results from cursing ourselves.
So the suggestion is simple. Forgive yourself; you’re human.