Cross It And Move On
I am not a fan of Broadcast; be it BBM or WhatsApp, and those who have my contacts know I never respond to such, especially those that give ultimatums, “send to 10 people in 5 minutes and get unexpected miracle”, come on who are we kidding. Anyways, as much as I am not on the same wavelength with broadcasts, I still get to go through some and one of such is the one I want to share with you now. Kindly read and let’s learn together.
When I started using “PENS” in primary school, I often made mistakes. I would try hard to erase them. Sometimes I used chalk, but it later reappeared. So I began to use saliva, it worked but only to leave holes in my book. My teachers then used to beat me for being outrageously dirty. But all I tried to do was cover my errors.
One day, a kind hearted teacher called me aside. “Little girl, anytime you make a mistake, just cross it and move on. Trying to erase it would only damage your book”.
“But, I don’t want people to see my mistake and laugh at me”, I protested.
“Trying to erase it will make more people know about your mess, and the stigma is for life. The best way to handle your mistakes is to Cross it and move on. Don’t try to create more irredeemable errors by trying within your powers to erase or cover your earlier errors”
I am sure you have gone through it and you have learnt a thing or two but in case you missed some of the lessons, here are few I picked from this:
2. You shouldn’t try to cover up your mistakes because doing so would lead to more mistakes, make your flaws more obvious and eventually make your life all dirty and filled with holes.
3. Don’t be afraid or shy to own up to your mistakes, because that’s the only way you learn from them. People may make fun of you, call you names and even make you feel less but you will be better for it.
4. Cross your mistakes because what is done is done. Forgive yourself and let the guilt go. Don’t carry the burden of your past mistakes, it will weigh you down and stop you from reaching new heights.
5. Move on with your life. Yes! You may have goofed but that’s not the end of the world, you have got to move on. Try something else, something new, mistakes are filled with lessons, lessons that can be used to build something more precious.
No matter how many times you may have made mistakes, don’t forget you are only human, mistakes are bound to happen, people who truly love you would still hang around, just cross your mistake and move on. Every new day affords you a fresh start, just like a new page, don’t make it rough by focusing on erasing your past mistakes rather channel your energy in to moving forward and charting a new course for yourself.