Fantastic post by Marina – worth a read!

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Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius (received from The Happiness Project)

The secret of success is to let the negative feelings out, in other words, do not suppress your negative feelings. A true positive attitude is to have positive expectations and deal with your negative feelings when they arise.

If you make a mistake, do you get busy with the excuse or busy with the learning? Arnie Skelton at

These three pieces of wisdom arrived in my inbox today and got me thinking about handling negative feelings, especially those arising from our mistakes.

Nobody likes making mistakes.  They lead to a whole gamut of unpleasant emotions ranging from embarrassment to inferiority, anger to agony, shame to stupidity.  Our pride takes a pounding, our self-confidence is squashed and our self-belief shattered.  It’s little wonder that we go on the defensive, making excuses…

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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to

  1. Nice to see you posting honey 🙂

    I’m a great believer in learning from my mistakes, so I pick myself up, dust my self off, and start again 🙂


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