I have been listening to Bethenny Frankel’s audiobook, A Place Of Yes, while working out in the morning. It is a great way to pass the time and not to mention, a great way to start your day.
This morning, one of the sayings she mentioned was, “Take it or leave it,” which really struck a chord with me.
The meaning behind this saying, is to take the good of a situation and leave the bad. Learn from your mistakes, so you know what to do differently, to be successful in the future.
She gives the example of creating her Skinnygirl Recipes. She starts with one set of ingredients, that she thinks will work and gives them a try. If it doesn’t come out the way she expected, she reevaluates the recipe. The part of the recipe that she liked, she keeps for the next batch and the part that she didn’t, she leaves behind. She goes on to apply this to all different situations in life.
It reminded me that mistakes are good, it is the only way we learn. Yes, we all want to be great at everything we do, all the time but we are only human and that isn’t always plausible. Every time we make mistakes, it is so important to evaluate the situation. What did you do good and want to carry on into your next attempt and what parts would you do differently?
Although it is not easy, the more we practice handling making mistakes with grace and the will to evaluate and fix them, the more we learn and grow into the people we want to be.
So evaluate your life. What makes you happy and what doesn’t. What is working and what is not and decide what to take or leave. The only person that can make this executive decision is YOU.
It’s that simple, right?
Happy Tuesday xoxo