16th October - Mistakes
Mistakes are an opportunity for growth.
When I was young, I thought that when I made a mistake, I must be really stupid. I always seemed to be screwing up, and my parents and siblings and even my friends let me know it. Gradually, I came to believe that I couldn't do anything right.
Today I will help my inner child learn that a mistake is an opportunity for growth. Each mistake says, "Here's an area that needs work." It is not a reflection of my self-worth. Making mistakes is not the issue, not learning from my mistakes is.
So today if I make a mistake on a drawing, I will use it as the basis for a different drawing. If I make a mistake in a friendship, I will treat it as an opportunity to change my behavior and make the friendship stronger. I welcome mistakes that give me the chance to grow.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner