We all screw up sometimes. We do things we regret, say things we wish we could take back, and make mistakes that can haunt us for years. But it’s important to remember that ‘screwed up’ doesn’t have to be synonymous with ‘hopeless’. You can always find a way to bounce back and fix what you’ve broken, or at least move forward and do better. All it takes is the right self-talk and action.
10 Affirmations To Use When You’ve Screwed Up
1. I Am Not My Mistakes
When you’ve screwed up, it can be easy to feel like you’re nothing but a mistake. But that’s not true.
You are not your mistakes.
You are capable of so much more than that.
Every mistake is just a lesson, and you can choose to learn from it and grow stronger so that you can continuously change your life.
So don’t let your mistakes define you. You are so much more than that.
2. I Am Worthy Of Forgiveness From Others
We are all worthy of forgiveness, no matter what we’ve done. By using the affirmation “I am worthy of forgiveness from others,” we can remind ourselves that we are not our mistakes.
We are still good people, despite our imperfections.
And when we make an effort to learn from our mistakes and become better people as a result, we earn the forgiveness of others and ourselves.
So next time you’ve made a mistake, don’t beat yourself up. Remember that you are worthy of forgiveness, and then take steps to make things right again.
3. I Am Capable Of Learning From My Mistakes
Reminding yourself that you can learn from your mistakes can help you to see them as opportunities for growth, rather than as failures.
It can also help you to let go of any guilt or shame that you may be feeling. It does this by helping you to remember that your mistakes do not define you.
And when you take responsibility for your mistakes and make an effort to learn from them, you become a stronger and better person as a result.
4. I Will Not Let My Mistakes Define Me
Mistakes should not define who we are. Instead, they should be seen as opportunities for growth. By acknowledging our mistakes and learning from them, we can become better, stronger people.
So next time you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up about it.
Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s through those mistakes that we learn and grow.
5. I Will Not Dwell On My Mistakes
We all screw up. We all mess up. It’s part of being human. What separates the successful from the unsuccessful and the happy from the unhappy is what we do after we’ve screwed up.
Do we dwell on our mistakes and let them define us?
Or do we pick ourselves up, learn from our mistakes, and move on?
The ability to move on after making a mistake is what separates those who achieve their goals from those who don’t.
It’s not about never making a mistake; it’s about having the strength to overcome our mistakes and continue moving forward.
6. I Will Forgive Myself For My Mistakes
It’s so easy to beat ourselves up for our mistakes. We replay them over and over in our heads, picking them apart and dwelling on all the ways we screwed up. But this does nothing but hold us back.
If we want to move forward, we need to learn to forgive ourselves. It’s not easy, but it’s so important.
Just because we made a mistake doesn’t mean we’re bad.
Everyone makes them. What matters is how we learn from them and grow as a result.
When we can forgive ourselves, we open up the door to progress and healing.
7. I Will Move On From My Mistakes
It’s important to move on from your mistakes.
It shows that you’re willing to learn and grow as a person.
It also shows that you’re strong enough to face the consequences of your actions and come out the other side.
8. I Made The Best Decisions I Could Make At The Time
This is an important affirmation to use after you’ve screwed up.
Hindsight is always 20/20. It’s very easy to say what we should have done after the fact.
It’s all too easy to blame ourselves for making poor decisions in hindsight, but we need to remember that we made the best decisions we could with the information we had at the time.
9. My Mistakes Do Not Make Me A Bad Person
It doesn’t mean that we’re bad people when we screw up. In fact, it’s often our mistakes that help us to grow and learn. They teach us about our own limits and make us more compassionate towards others.
It’s only when we refuse to acknowledge our mistakes and learn from them that we become bad people.
Look at Darrell Brooks for example. He ran through a Christmas parade and killed 6 people and injured many more. He has not acknowledged or learned anything. He is the definition of a bad person. Darrell Brooks sees himself as the victim at all turns and is unwilling to admit that he’s messed up. Therefore, he continues to hurt people mentally and, if was not going to jail (he is on trial right now) would continue to hurt people physically.
You are not anything like Darrell Brooks if you are reading this article.
10. I Take Action On Making Things Better
This affirmation is key if you want to move on after you’ve screwed up.
It’s not enough to just feel bad about what you did; you need to take action to make things right.
This could mean apologizing to those you hurt, making amends, or taking steps to ensure that you don’t make the same mistake again.
Whatever it is, taking some sort of positive action is the best way to move on after you’ve messed up.