Stop Using this One Word

This is the first full week of January which means you might be chugging along with your New Year’s resolutions.  Yeah!  You know I love a good resolution! It's also the PERFECT time to show yourself some grace and patience.  Let me explain.

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to creating a new behavior and sticking to it.  The biggest one is LIFE! It has a mind of its own sometimes (most of the time) and we just have to roll with it.  There will ALWAYS be moments when you aren’t sure what decision to make OR after the fact, you will feel that you made a mistake in your choice.  And, I am here to tell you that there are truly no mistakes.


Mistake. It’s a word that I feel we can push to the side and replace it with OPPORTUNITY. Listen, life does not come with a handbook.  All we can do is make the BEST choice at that moment based on what we know.  TRUST in that process. If at the other end, you feel you would have made a different decision?  Great news! You learned something that you can take on into the future.  

This is not a new way of thinking, it’s just often one that we forget.  There are no mistakes, only opportunities. So show yourself some patience and grace as you navigate through this crazy thing called life.

You can watch here to learn about WHY it can be detrimental to use “MISTAKE” too often.

Have a kickass Monday!

Livin’ & Lovin’


P.S. Are you working on a resolution? I’d love to know about it or any other hurdle you are trying to overcome. Leave a comment!