Making the same mistakes? We repeat the lessons until we learn them. I used to think I was “doomed” to keep repeating the same experiences over and over, and now I realize this is a blessing. Why? Because every time now I repeat the lesson, I do so with a different perspective. It’s like I become more aware each time, of what needs to shift, what needs to change. It’s like becoming a master over the cycles of my life. The more you do something, the more you know it and understand it. So next time you feel like you’re repeating something painful; going through one of those cycles again, remember that now you’re smarter and stronger than the last time you went through it.
This perspective has also helped me slow down. I’m going through one of those cycles now and I caught myself recently from falling into a trap of my own making. I caught myself just in time from making the same mistake I had done in the past, and it was all thanks to slowing down. When you rush into something you don’t have time to see it or experience it from all angles. So, slow down before making a decision. Don’t rush into something because it appears to be a solution. It could end up just being another band-aid.