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You Are Allowed To Make Mistakes

It is through mistakes that we become wiser, and so you should allow yourself to make mistakes, don’t be afraid of making them, and just be afraid of not trying anything new for the fear of making mistakes, because it is in that moment where you make the biggest mistake of all: The mistake of being too afraid to live truly.

 

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

 

There is no other way to learn without making a mistake first, every successful person you have met, has not reached to that place of glory without having made many mistakes along the way. They have been defeated many times, they have failed over and over again, but they didn’t let those mistakes to stop them, rather they learned from them and they kept moving forward.

Those people have become what they are now thanks to their mistakes, because they have collaborated to develop the greatness inside them. They tried and they failed, they have made many mistakes, but they have learned from them, and that is why they became successful. When you learn from your mistakes you become wiser, and when you become wiser, you learn to do something in a different and better way, and that is when you achieve success.

 

 

 

 

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

When you refuse to do the things you always wanted to do because of the fear of making mistakes, it is in the exact moment when you actually make the greatest mistake of all: The mistake of refusing to live the life you have always wanted. You must accept mistakes as part of the process of doing something, being able to learn from them, so you can become the person you always wanted to be and have the life you always wanted to have.

Mistakes can prove two different things: They can prove how useless you are if you have refused to learn from them, making the same mistakes over and over again, and achieving nothing but failure, or they can prove how wise you have become after you have learned from your mistakes, making everything in a completely different way, achieving nothing more than success.

 

 

 

 

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

 

 

 

Mistakes can be a synonym of failure, but they can also be a synonym of success if you learn from them. The problem is we think that mistakes indicates that we have failed, but the truth is they only indicates that we have been doing something the wrong way, this means that we still have the opportunity to do something but in a total different way. Mistakes teach us how not to do something, so we can find the best way to do it the right way, and in that process of learning from them, we become a better person, and we become wiser.

Embrace the fact that you will make mistakes along the way, because mistakes are part of our success, so in fact there is no such thing as mistakes, there are only ways of not doing something. If you are able to see mistakes as a lesson, if you can see the true treasure they hold within, if you can learn from them, then you will find the key to success.

 

 

 

 

 

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell

 

 

 

 

 

On the other hand if you refuse to see them as lesson, you risk doing them over and over again, because the first way to learn from them is by accepting that we have made a mistake, that way we can see we have being doing something the wrong way, and it is not the best thing we can do if we want to become a better person. If you don’t accept your mistakes, if you don’t try to correct them, then you will condemn yourself to a life of failure, because you will turn your mistakes into habits.

So don’t be afraid of doing something because of the fear of making mistakes, but rather be afraid of not making them at all, because that way you will have failed by default. Mistakes are not lethal, they don’t define who you are, they just challenge you so you can become better, and they are an opportunity to become wiser.

 

 

 

 

Don’t let mistakes destroy you, don’t let them stop you, and don’t let them become a habit, just do what you have always wanted to do with confidence, make mistakes, learn from them, correct them, and become successful!

Are your fears holding you back?

If you find yourself feeling miserable, making excuses for not having done the things you always wanted to do, it’s probably because you have allowed your fears to control your mind, and when you do that you let your fears to control your entire life.

 

"A head full of fears has no space for dreams."

 

Fears are powerful, they can either trigger the greatness inside of you what will make you create the life of your dreams, or they can destroy your spirit and make your life a nightmare. Fears are part of life, there is no way we can avoid them, they exist in every culture and in every place of this world, to a greater or lesser extent they will always be present in the lives of human beings, the kind of impact they will have on us will depend on how well we deal with them.

Fears can hold you back, or can push your forward, what makes the difference between them is whether you choose to control your fears and use them as motivation to become better and better, or use them as a cage where you lock yourself in for the rest of your life. The second choice is always easier because you give your fears the power to control you, while you keep staying in your cage, feeling safe, as you don’t take any risks there, but the first choice is going to give you what your soul yearns for, because your soul knows who you are, and you are not your fears, you are better than that.

 

 

 

 

 

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

 

If you don’t take risks in your life because of your fears you will only risk one thing: the possibility of having the life of your dreams. If you risk nothing, then your risk everything, because you make your life a fortune wheel and you leave everything to chance, and it is in that moment where you give to your fears all the power they need to control your life, and everything you ever wanted, every dream, every goal disappears in the blackness of your fears. If you let them to control you, they will take you all the possibilities you have, to move forward in the direction of your dreams, and you will be stuck in a place of sadness, frustration, anger, disappointment and hopelessness for the rest of your days.

So if you haven’t moved forward in your life, if you haven’t taken any risk for a while, if you haven’t tried anything new, if you haven’t done what you love for a long time, if you haven’t been truly happy enjoying your life to the fullest, if you have been doing only the things you are supposed to do is because you have allowed you fears to control your life, you have no power at all right now, and nothing will change until you realize what is going on. You are where you are now, doing what you are doing because you wanted that way, we cannot condemn anyone for being guilty of your failure, and it is you, and only you, who has let fears to seize you.

 

 

 

 

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson

 

 

 

 

Despite this, there is good news, you can reverse the situation, and you can still have the life you ever wanted and be happy. To do this, you must stop believing the story you fears have told you, because they always tell you what is going to be wrong instead of telling you what is going to be right if you follow your heart. The problem is they don’t think positively because somehow they want to protect you from any adversity, but what they don’t know is that making you their prisoner only puts you in a place of vulnerability where you are exposed to any adversity. So the best thing you can do is not believing in your fears anymore knowing that what they say is what can go wrong but you know that everything can go great if you choose to follow you heart, and you will prove them wrong.

Everything you ever wanted, every dream, every goal, every idea is possible, they truly exist somewhere outside your fears. If you want to be happy, if you truly want to enjoy your life, you must silence your fears, that way you avoid giving them the power to create your future. Don’t let them to stop you, rather use them as a motivation to demonstrate that they were wrong.

 

 

Your life is like a notebook, if you don’t like what you see, turn the page, take your favorite crayons and make a new drawing! You can create anything you want, if you don’t let your fears blind you. Keep moving, keep dreaming and never stop!

The way to the top

The way to the top it’s tough, but it isn’t as tough as living the rest of your life looking it from below and wishing to be there. You will find on the way to the top many difficulties, but it will be worth it, because the view from the top is definitely outstanding.

 

 

"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top." - Henry Ward Beecher

 

We all want to reach the top of something, for some of us it can be really high and for others not so much, the important thing is to have the desire to get somewhere, that means we have something that motivates us to become the best version of ourselves so we can reach that top, and that makes us to be truly alive, because if we don’t want to reach anything, if we don’t have dreams and goals and desires, then we are just walking corpses.

So once you have the desire to get to the top, you must make the first step, because that is the most important step, it means that despite all your fears and doubts, you have made the decision to follow your heart, and it requires a lot of courage and strength to do that. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, what really matters is not giving up. Once you start climbing, you can stop and slow down, but never look back until you get to the top.

 

 

 

We just wanna remember the view from the top, the breathtaking moment at the edge of the world, that’s what keeps us climbing and it’s worth the pain, that’s the crazy part, It’s worth anything!” – Meredith Grey

 

 

 

 

Have you ever tried to climb a mountain or a hill? It is never easy, right? Because the way to the top is always full of obstacles, difficulties and hardships, and require a lot of strength to keep going up. There are always things, situations, people who will interfere with our way and will make us want to give up, and you will have to face all your fears through the path, they will try to stop you, the will try to confuse you, and they will try to push you back to the bottom.

There will be moments where you will feel that you can’t stand it anymore, you will feel that you have lost strength and you will feel breathless, but in that moment just close your eyes, disconnect your mind from anything else around you, and just listen to your heart and ask yourself the most powerful question: Why? Why am I doing this? If in that moment you can visualize your dream and you can feel as you have reached the top and if it makes your heart to beat faster and puts a smile on your face, then you will have the answer to that question, and you will know that all that suffering is worth it, and you will stand up and you will keep moving forward with confidence.

 

 

 

“This journey to the top is going to be the most exciting and rewarding trip you’ll ever take!” – Zig Ziglar

 

 

 

Don’t give up and don’t allow your fears to stop you, because they will try to paralyze you, no matter how hard it seems just keep moving forward, it will be tough and you will have to face many difficulties, but it will be worth it!

 

 

It’s a long way to the top if you want to see your dreams become a reality, but with commitment, perseverance, and trust in yourself is possible. You can do it, see you at the top my friends!

We are our own worst enemy

We are our own worst enemy and most of the time we haven’t even noticed that, because we are too focused on blaming others for our misfortunes, we have the wrong belief that life is our enemy, when in fact our true enemy is oneself.

 

 

"We have to learn to be our own best friend because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies." - Roderick Thorp

 

 

If you feel that nothing is going right in your life, if you feel that your relationship, your job, career or nothing in your life is going as you wanted, and if you keep pointing fingers to others making them guilty for your failure, thinking that everyone is your enemy, let me tell you something, they are not, or probably they are not your worst enemies, because there is no worst enemy than the one who resides inside yourself.

You are not where you want to be because of you, it is you who is sabotaging your own dreams. No one has the power to control your life but you, because if you truly want something no matter how small or how big if you believe in yourself, you will get it, unless you keep being a victim, letting others take the control of your own destiny.

 

 

 

“Very often we are our own worst enemy as we foolishly build stumbling blocks on the path that leads to success and happiness.” – Louis Binstock

 

 

 

The problem is not that we have an enemy living inside all of us, but the problem itself is that we make it grow day after day with our thoughts and our lack of trust in ourselves, and when the enemy has grown enough, it ceases to be part of us, because in fact becomes us, and when we become our worst enemy, we no longer have the control of our own life, leaving everything to chance, which most of the time is not in our favor.

When we become our worst enemy, we adopt the victim role, so we accuse life and everyone on it for everything that happens to us, we believe that someone else has the fault, and so we blame others, we blame our past, we blame our dad and mom and brothers and sisters and our entire family, we blame the country in where we live, we blame society, we blame our job, our boss, our colleagues, we blame our school, our teachers, we blame everyone except ourselves because it’s easier for us to accept that someone else has the fault rather than to accept that we have the fault of everything because we haven’t done anything to change our life because we know that it will require a lot of strength, commitment, and courage to create whatever we want to create in our life.

 

 

 

“Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.” – Charles Spurgeon

 

 

 

The good news is that life gives you the opportunity to start again, every minute of every hour, you have the opportunity to recreate yourself, and you can decide to stop being your worst enemy and start being your best friend, and you can do this through love, because love is the most wonderful gift we have, love is more powerful than fear, so you can be your worst enemy through fear, insecurities and hate, or you can be your best friend through love what will make you believe in yourself again, giving you the courage, strength and trust you will need to get the life you always wanted, or you can continue being your worst enemy and sabotaging every step of the way to success and blaming others for that.

Remember that you will never get where you want to get if you don’t make peace with yourself, the only way to have the life of your dreams is believing in yourself, and you will never believe in yourself if you are your worst enemy, because you don’t trust your enemies, you trust your friends, so become your best friend, and take back the control of your life, because it’s the only way to change your life, being in control makes you be the creator of your own reality, so you can change your reality at any time you want.

 

 

 

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

 

 

 

Be your worst enemy and listen every day to that inner voice that says: you can’t do it, you are not good enough, you are pathetic, everyone hate you, a happy life is not for you, you are a coward, you are useless, everyone has the fault for your failure, you’re a loser just accept it and live with that! Or my friend, you can become your best friend, and start loving and believing in yourself, knowing that you are capable of doing anything you want in your life, become your best friend and listen to your heart and soul, that will say to you every day: you are amazing, you can do it, don’t worry try again, you deserve better, you have all the potential you need to make your dreams come true, you have the power to start again, you’re a winner!

 

 

You can make yourself a winner or a loser, whether you choose, you are responsible! Let love be your guide not fear, and don’t be your worst enemy and sabotage your own life and dreams, be your best friend and change your whole life experience!

Don’t settle for less than you deserve

Don’t settle for less just because it’s easier than fighting for what you truly deserve, sometime we have to be willing to lose everything in order to get everything. If you know who you are, what you can do, and what you deserve, go out and get it, and don’t settle!

 

 

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." - Maureen Dowd

 

 

Don’t settle for crumbs, you know deep inside your heart that you deserve more, you know that the life you want is possible, you wish and dream every day for a miracle that can change your life, and that is because you know you have settled for less. Don’t be afraid of losing what you have in order to get what you deserve, because the day we settle for a life that is far less than the one we truly want and deserve is the day where we condemn ourselves to a mediocre and empty life.

If you have what you want, if you have a job, a relationship, a career, or anything you always wanted and though you feel grateful or happy about it but at the same time you feel unsatisfied, having the feeling that something is missing in your life, it’s probably because you have settled for a life that is less than the life you have always dreamed of.

 

 

 

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

Life is about making decisions and taking risks, where in fact the worst risk of all, is the risk of settling for a life that is not even close to the one we deserve. We have to make a decision, if we want to take the risk to settle and live a mediocre life for the rest of our lives leaving everything to chance or if we want to take the risk to fail over and over again in order to get the life we deserve.

The truth is that if we choose to follow our heart and take the risk to fail over and over again means that we are in the right way to achieve our goals and desires because failure only means that we are doing something, and as long as we don’t give up, we will get the life of our dreams and we’ll live a happy and fulfilled life.

 

 

 

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.” – Bo Bennett

 

 

 

Life is meant to be happy but the problem is we usually underestimate ourselves and so we settle for less than we deserve just because we have no idea of who we really are and what we are capable of, we have everything we need to achieve our goals and desires, but we must believe in ourselves and face all our fears. We must decide to leave behind everything we don’t deserve, in order to get what we truly deserve.

No matter if you have settled for an unfulfilled relationship, job, or any other aspects in your life, you have the power within yourself to decide to change your life. I know that sounds easy to say but believe me, no matter how hard it may seem to change your life, you will do it if you really believe in yourself, you deserve something better, you know that, and your soul is desperately screaming, because your soul knows who you really are and what are you capable of.

 

 

 

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton

 

 

 

Life is too short my friends, and the truth is we never know when it will be the time for us to leave this earth, so let’s enjoy every second of it, there is no time to be afraid, there is no time to be sad, there is only time to do what we love and be happy.

 

Don’t settle for less, go and get everything you deserve!

Age is nothing but a number

Age is nothing but a number, to which we have attached great significance. Somehow we have given more meaning than we should, and so we let a number to control our life. The truth is that age does not define us, or our destiny, because it is not our age that counts, but our attitude.

 

 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”

 

 

As today is my 26th birthday I was thinking about life and age, and how our life is influenced by it. It seems that we have an age for everything, an age to learn and study, and age to have fun, an age to get married, and age to have kids, and age to be successful and an age where you are too old to do anything that you basically die before you are really dead.

We have given age the power to decide for us, it can decide if it’s right for us to do something or not, we base our decisions in our age, what most of the time lead us to make the wrong decision or to decide something according to our age rather than decide according to our feelings and desires and we do this due to the limitations we have put in our minds because of age.

 

 

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” – George Meredith

 

 

Age is a prison created by our society, which has deprived us the freedom to do whatever we want whenever we want. It’s like we are in a race against time, where the age to be free, to be young, happy, have fun, enjoy life, be successful, be beautiful and do whatever we want is very short, so we are pressed to do anything we can, at specific time with a specific age because after that age we become obsolete, and we bury all our dreams and desires together with our happiness and passion for life, and await the day that someone bury us with them.

 

The truth about age is that it’s an illusion, because we are free to do whatever we love to do whenever we want and above all our dreams don’t have an expiration date and it’s never too early or too late to chase them, and at any given moment we have the power to decide what we want to become and go and do whatever we can to become the person we always wanted to be. Our life is completely under our control, and is not age that controls us, because a number will be just a number if we do not give any power.

 

 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – C.S. Lewis

 

 

Today I’m 26 years old, for some of you I can be too young for some things and too old for others, the truth is I don’t care about age, today is a day to celebrate because I’m alive, and that is all that matters today, being alive means that I still have the opportunity to do what I love and be happy, because age and situations are not in control of my emotions, I’m the one who is in control, and I know that happiness is something that lies within myself. I’m doing what I love and I always will regardless of my age, because age means nothing to me, my dreams and goals and my love for life is what keep me alive, and even if one day I reach my 100th birthday I will be as alive as I am now, because age will only matter the day I stop adding years to my life, because that moment will mean that I’m dead, and dreams, goals, passions, and everything that you love can only be achieved while you are alive.

The important thing in our life is to know that age is not what matters, because what really matter in our life is our attitude, our faith, commitment and perseverance. Of course our age indicates the passage of time, and so we have more difficulties at certain age, but the key to live our life to the fullest resides in our mind, there is nothing that can stop us to reaching our goals if we believe that everything is possible. Our mind is everything, and we should never let age interfere with us.

 

 

“Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

Let’s give less importance to age and more importance to our mind and attitude, because we cannot achieve anything and live a happy life if we don’t believe in ourselves. Remember age is just a number so don’t let it control your life, age only indicates that you are alive to keep being happy, having fun, enjoying life, laughing, learning, dreaming, smiling and to keep living your life to the fullest!

Get out of your comfort zone

We make decisions all the time, every new step we make in our life is followed by another new decision we must make, some of those decisions are not going to have any repercussion but some of those decision yes, and there is one decision that can change your whole life: The decision to get out of your comfort zone.

 

 

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd.

 

 

 

My life was quite the same as everyone else, and as most of the people in this world I was just existing, but one day I was wondering, what if I die tomorrow? Can I say that I have really lived my life? And of course the answer was No, so I decided to leave my comfort zone and move ahead into the unknown, and it was in that unknown place where I found myself. Leaving my comfort zone was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life.

Of course it’s not easy for anyone to leave the place where we feel comfortable and neither was for me, because we are afraid of the unknown and it’s easy for us to settle in a place where everything seems to be alright and under control even if we have the feeling that we don’t belong there. The problem is that we easily get used to be in the comfort zone, because we know that making the decision to get out of it means that we are going to suffer from things we didn’t suffer so far, but let me tell you something, the suffering you will face will be worth it, because that suffering is much more rewarding than the suffering you are facing right now for not living your life as you always wanted.

 

 

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

 

 

 

Safety is one thing, dreams are other, if you think you came here to do what people told you to do, and have a normal life, great! Then you are going to live your life as them, and one day you will realize that you haven’t lived at all, because those who decide to stay in the comfort zone are those who have refused to follow their dreams, and those who do not follow their dreams do not live at all. Life has a special meaning for those who dare to leave the comfort zone and go after their dreams.

What I want you to understand is that yes, it is really fantastic to live in the comfort zone, because we have everything we need to survive there, everything is under control, but there is much more out there, waiting for you to make the decision. Once you decide to make the big step to get out of your comfort zone you will start to live, you will find everything you have been looking for and all the doors that were previously closed will open for you.

 

 

 

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

 

 

 

For me making the decision to leave my country and my comfort zone and travel the world was the best decision I ever made, It wasn’t easy because I struggled a lot in many aspects but it was worth it, because that struggle was the kind of struggle you have when you are doing what you love, so I decided to embrace the struggle every step of the way because it was what motivated me to keep moving forward, because it reminded me that I was following my dreams.

I don’t know what kind of dreams or goals do you have, but no matter how impossible it may look like, if you leave your comfort zone and you do everything you can no matter how hard it gets, you will make it possible. We are here for a reason, our most desired and deepest dream, no matter how small or big, is what gives our life a meaning. There is no better feeling than the one we feel when we reach our goals.

 

 

Being fully alive means living outside your comfort zone, it’s the uncertainty of living there that makes everything possible. Take the decision, leave your safety area, dream, explore, take risks and live your life!