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Note to self: Beating yourself up for your flaws and mistakes won’t make you perfect, and you don’t have to be. Learn, forgive yourself, and remember: We all struggle; it’s just part of being human.

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life.

Most relationships fail because we spend too much time pointing out each other’s mistakes and not enough time enjoy each other’s company.

As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human. And as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope.

When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.

Mistakes are part of life. Everyone makes them. Everyone regrets them. But some learn from them and some end up making them again. It’s up to you to decide if you’ll use your mistakes to your advantage.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes, and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.

Don’t quit because something went wrong. Quit because you tried your hardest and nothing made it better.

You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.

I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past or my insecurities. I am growing and learning. 

Don’t stress over past mistakes because there’s nothing you can do to change them. Focus on your present and create your future today.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.

At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.

View your life with kindsight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ‘What was I thinking,’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ‘What was I learning?’

The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned.

Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

I’d rather have a life full of mistakes than a heart full of regret.

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