What can we do about a mistake in our life?

@celticeagle (123966)
Boise, Idaho
September 16, 2009 1:45am CST
Mistakes made? What do you do? When you know you have done something wrong in your life(surely none of us are perfect) what do you do? Do you feel horribly bad and rack yourself over the coals for days,weeks or months? Do you figure you have had a learning experience and just move on? Is it that easy for you? Does this have to do with self confidence or knowing yourself? Is there one golden word or a saying or anything that helps you move on? If you have really hurt or have done someone wrong how do you proceed so you can live with yourself, know you have done your best and be able to then move on? What is the key here? We all feel we are good people but sometimes something just occurs and you can't go back. You make a mistake. What do you do?
4 responses
@sjvenden27 (1847)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Yes I make mistakes hurt people, especially the ones I am closest too.. I ask for forgiveness from them, and they usually do that with not problems... we are all human.. The part that can be the hardest is forgiving myself for making the mistake in the first place.. Sometimes I get so down on myself, and expect more then what I can do.. I try to learn from my mistakes in life, and try my darnest not to do it again..
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@celticeagle (123966)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Nov 09
I think that is the best. You do your best, and move on.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I apologize then move on as ya really cant take it back. and if they accept it thats great!
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@celticeagle (123966)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Sep 09
Youre right! It is just that simple.
@peace001 (727)
• China
16 Sep 09
not everyone is good enough to do all things perfectly,we just try our best to do everything we should do.if i make a mistake,it will make me say.i will think it over and over and will be self-condemned all day.if it is serious i will do something to make up my faults.when i am sad and maybe the reading will makes me feel better.
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@celticeagle (123966)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Sep 09
The reading of what? Ya, I think it is all in the time.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Hey celtic~ If we make a mistake in our lives there really isn't much we can do. We can't take it back so there really isn't much point on dwelling on it, although many of us do and it does us no good. All we can do is try to be better people and move on and learn from the mistakes that we make. Making mistakes only makes us better because we can learn from them and try not to repeat them. If you know that deep down inside that you really are a good person then that's all that matters!
@celticeagle (123966)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Sep 09
You are so very right. So easy too. I just ache so to go back and undo what happened. I need to get past it and think like you do, and , at times I do.