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What Our Decisions Say About Us!

How would your life be different if you never made a bad decision?

All of us have at least one thing in common, we’ve all made a bad decision at some point. With that said, this article will focus on how your life could be different if you never made bad choices.

How would your life be different if you never made any mistakes? We all make mistakes in our lives and we all make decisions that impact the way we live from one day to the next. But have you ever seriously thought about what you would have done differently if you didn’t make a bad decision? I know that’s a bold question but it’s worth asking because regret is a feeling that causes us to think back on the past and dwell on the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve.

Regrets can have you wondering about all of that!. Wondering if you would be happier or have more money or better relationships had you made a better decision. If you could go back to your life 5 years ago, would you do things differently and not make those bad decisions that negatively impacted your life?

Instead of looking back on your mistakes with regrets, what if you looked at things from a different perspective. What if your life is better because of the mistakes you made? What if your life would have been completely different and you wouldn’t have had the people in your life who love you or the opportunities that got you to where you are now?

What our decisions say about us can be our greatest accomplishments. For most of us, if it wasn’t for our bad decisions that led us to making mistakes we wouldn’t have learnt something about ourselves that improved our character or proved how strong we really are when we need to be.

So instead of looking back on your bad decisions with regret, try looking at them as opportunities to learn more about who you are and who you’re becoming as a person.

Here are 5 good reasons why not making mistakes can be the biggest mistakes you make.

  • You miss the chance to become wiser and stronger.
  • You’ll miss the opportunity to get to the next level of success.
  • You allow your past to dictate your future.
  • You lose the experiences and lessons that mistakes teach.
  • You’ll allow the negative voice in your head to lead your life.

An example of a mistake that turned into an amazing opportunity is the one believed to be made by an African American chef in the 1800’s by the name of George Crum. Reportedly, George sliced a potato extra thin and fried the thin slices to a crisp to spite a demanding customer who complained that his fried potatoes weren’t cooked enough. George sent them out to the custom thinking he would hate them but instead the customer loved them and culinary history was made with the invention of the potato chip.

The next time you start to dwell on the regrets of a bad decision, think about what great opportunity came from that bad decision.