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Opinion Piece: Worthy of My Mistakes By Bonnie

Opinion Piece: Worthy of My Mistakes By Bonnie

The time and energy we spend lamenting our mistakes and various scenarios that could have prevented us from making them, listing flaws and inadequacies that are without a doubt responsible for our failures. Damning statements like “if I were more beautiful,thinner,smarter ,richer” etc ,”I would have landed that job”,”he would have loved me”,”they wouldn’t have said that about me”, “I’d be much further in my life and career”, the list is endless, and there we go, trapping ourselves in an intricate web of self loathing and deprecation. The sooner we accept that we will always make mistakes,that we will never acquire perfection,we can use the same energy we’ve been dispensing persecuting ourselves to be kinder and more gracious towards ourselves.

Worthiness means being worthy of both our mistakes and our success, if we are not worthy of our mistakes,then neither are we of triumph, therein lies the balance. Only slaves need to be perfect, rulers are allowed as many mistakes as they need, it is a privilege they afford themselves by virtue of being royalty, they don’t view their position on the throne as something they still need to earn or prove that they are worthy of,it is a position they are born into, a narrative they’ve been raised by, the simple knowledge that they are shapers and commanders of their own destiny. Again, you are worthy of your mistakes,perfection was never a prerequisite.

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