By Elizabeth Barrera
We are quick to point fingers or call people out when they are wrong. But how many times have we thought that we are the problem? How many times have we actually tried to see things from someone else’s perspective to ensure that we aren’t the ones causing harm? Not many.
Occasionally, we are the toxic person. We’re so used to calling others toxic, that we don’t stop and realize that maybe we are the problem. We think that, though we’re not perfect, there is no way we could ever cause harm. That’s mistake number one. Sometimes we are rude, negative, and inconsiderate. We look to push people with these characteristics away, but rarely do we check ourselves before placing blame.
Sometimes we are the toxic person we’re hoping to never encounter, but that’s okay. Let me tell you why.
Our mistakes don’t make us, but they do demonstrate our most significant flaws and the areas of ourselves that need the most growth and improvement.
Personal growth is what matters and as long as we continue to grow, to check ourselves, and motivate others, opportunities will continue blossoming and others will benefit from our positivity. Personal growth is what matters. If we begin with self-motivation and strive to improve ourselves, then nothing can stop us. Mistakes build opportunities for learning and advancement, so let’s keep pushing.
Embrace your mistakes and own up to every one of them. Grow from them, learn from them, and never forget them, but don’t forget to forgive yourself. Learn to move on and focus on doing better and being better.