“Nobody’s perfect” is a popular adage. However, I won’t use it as an alibi for me not to aim for perfection. It pains me when I let other people down because of my carelessness and insensibility. Whenever I commit blunders that disappoint or hurt other people, I felt bad, but that bad feelings will not go in vain because I will use that as a negative reinforcement for me to drive home the lesson in myself – a lesson for improvement. I could not change the past, but I could certainly change myself to become a better person because of it. It is a matter of attitude. Whenever I would receive corrections, I know that it is not a pleasant feeling at first but I would rather choose to be happy rather than being grumpy. I would choose to be happy because I know that other people cared enough to correct me – helping me to become better.
Let me share with you an excerpt from Charles Swindoll’s article, “Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.”
I might commit blunders from time to time. I might stumble and fall but I will use those experiences as my stepping stone to improve myself – to build – and to achieve my full potential.
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