Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.
This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What a great reminder to let go of mistakes, not to dwell on problems that are minor but frequently seem like major mountains in the moment. Who doesn’t need to remember this at times?
I posted this at work because I have a tendency to really obsess about mistakes I make at work. Well, you know, I work in a bankruptcy department working with data. To be honest, if I make a mistake (which I will, being human and all), nothing truly life-threatening will happen. This isn’t to say that I need to NOT make mistakes, but it does mean that I need to not stress so MUCH about the mistakes I make. I try to learn from the mistakes I make, so that in the future I won’t make the SAME mistakes over and over. But this is a good reminder that we should all let it go. Let go of the silly things, the irritating things that happened over the course of the day.
Tomorrow is a blank slate, a fresh beginning. Take what you learned yesterday….and run with it. 🙂