Erase the Suck
Okay, so you dared to suck – and then you weren’t that great at whatever it is you attempted and you embraced the situation. Now what are you suppose to do? Erase it. That’s right: erase it!
Of course no one expects you to forget those moments where you dared to suck and it bombed big time. There may have been some consequences because of it or maybe you just feel bad about it.
Erasing it doesn’t mean stuffing it like it never happened. It means you did it, you embraced it, and now it’s time to move on. It means not continuing to beat yourself up for the mistake.
Part of the embracing process means evaluating what you did that could have been done better and then making the improvements and moving on. Too many times in life we want to hang onto our past mistakes or less than stellar performance and beat ourselves up for it. What can you do about it now? Correct it so it doesn’t happen again. Make amends if you need to in those cases and move on.
Erasing it means it is no longer seen. Sure, you know it’s there but it doesn’t have to take up rent free space in your head.
See you next week!
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, MSgt USAF Retired