We are often so tightly intertwined with our perception of traits, characteristics and how we live our life. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that we actually become that “wrong” decision.
We rationalize our “poor” decisions by labeling ourselves incompetent decision-makers.
However, your true identity cannot be defined by your choices. Your essenceâ€”what makes you a unique entityâ€”exists independently of your decision-making process.
There is no true right or wrong decisions. All decisions contribute to your development and are an integral part of your evolving existence, yet they are still separate from the self.
We Dominicans on a whole must avoid lingering in the past and mulling over the circumstances that led to our perceived errors in judgment. Instead, letâ€™s adapt to the new circumstances you must face by considering how you can use our intelligence, inner strength, and intuition to aid us in moving forward more mindfully.
Every perceived mistake becomes a valuable learning experience and is, in essence, a gift to learn and grow from it. Something I wish our Politicians here our nature isle would take into account.
Remember, you are not a bad person and you are not your decisions; you are simply human so forgive yourself, and then move forward.