Challenges to Pursue (Part 5)

challenges 4In this blog series I am going through 15 challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives.

Today we will be talking about the fourth challenge that Jim Rohn gave us.

Admit Your Mistakes

Sometimes you have to admit them to others.  Parents have to do it. We ask our kids to do it.  We have to do it.  Here is one of the best phrases in the English language: “I’m sorry.”  The reason those are good words is because they could start a whole new relationship.  It could start two people going in a whole new direction.  Simple, not easy.  You get this done, the turnaround can be dramatic.  The early years can be big in payoff.  Here’s the big one.  Admit your mistakes to yourself.  You don’t have to babble about them to everyone in the neighborhood.  But it doesn’t hurt to sit down and have a conversation with yourself and say, “There’s no use kidding myself. Here’s where I really am.  I’ve got pennies in my pocket and I’ve got nothing in the bank.”  That’s what I said after a Girl Scout left my door.  I had a conversation with myself and I said, “I don’t want this to happen anymore.”

Two of the hardest words in the English language are “I’m sorry.”  We don’t like to be wrong.  When we are wrong, we don’t like to admit it to others.  It take humility to own up to you mistakes, to tell someone that you were wrong and that you are sorry. 

While this can be a very hard thing to do, the transparency we show when we do it can really open up our relationships with others.  We live in a society that is very willing to forgive people if they openly admit they were wrong and say a heartfelt “I’m sorry.”

If you ever find yourself married, these two words will be very important in making your marriage run much smoother.  Remember, if your spouse isn’t happy, you won’t be happy.

The first step is to admit the mistake to yourself.  You might be aware that you were not right, but really take the time to tell yourself that you made a mistake.  It is OK to make mistakes.  Just use it as an opportunity to improve yourself.

Once you have admitted the mistake to yourself, the next step is to admit the mistake to anyone that your mistake might have affected and follow it with a sincere “I’m sorry.”  You may be surprised at how accepting they really are about the whole thing.

I would like to challenge each of you to be willing to admit when you make mistakes and then be willing to make things right with those that you affected through your mistake.  The growth that can be experienced through this process can be huge!

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Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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