A common mistake for personal growth newbies is to wrap one’s self-esteem into short-term results. This often leads to self-blame and excess worry when results are below expectations.
If we use the lenses of truth, love, and power (our fundamental growth principles), we can see why beating yourself up for mistakes and failure is an ineffective approach that doesn’t actually help you grow.
This brilliant post from Steve Pavlina reminds us that we often live life in the short term and as such through the wrong “lens”.
We beat ourselves up unnecessarily when what we need to do is remember the long term.
Full post here.