What's been your biggest mistake so far in life and what did you learn from it?
that i let my worries consume me and not sharing these too my loved ones. which then got worse and anxiety and depression set in going on for nearly a year, started to try numb the pain with alcohol and still did not want to be a burden. was the end of my relationship.
ive learnt that sharing your worries and asking for help are not weaknesses or burdens. numbing the pain makes it worse in the long run.
I don't know if i can consider it a mistake as much as a weakness, but the lack of courage in life may has caused me to make many mistakes, with the main one being time spent not living my dream, even though i had every single option to do so.
I consider it a mistake that i did not focus more on developing courage. Looking back though, i may have not even known that a lack of courage was the issue, but now i believe that it is, i didn't have the courage to do what i felt was right.
I learned that, for me, its the hardest thing to let go, and that without the courage to do so, i won't, and this is what happened for years, and throughout all of these years i put myself on hold in a way.
I learned that, at least for me in my experience, until you find that courage that you need to do what you believe is right, the "it gets better" is only partially true.
It did get better, but the dream life never left my heart, so i was torn between that life and the life i was actually living, and it was visible in many ways, throughout these years i was distant with the people closest to me, had no patience most of the time, i got mad and angry easily, lacked basic motivation, and a long list of other things.
These things may have defined me for the past few years, but they are not who i am.
The pulling in both directions, living my dream life and not having courage to leave my current life, brought out the worst in me.
So what i have learned is that you must find the courage to do the things you want to do in life, to live the life you want, you must find the courage to say what you feel and make the choices you know or feel are the right ones, rather than not doing so because of fear.
Life without courage can change you for the worst, it turned me into someone i am not.