Find meaning in your mistakes

The meaning we give to events in our lives is what determines who we ultimately become. Next time you don’t achieve something you set out to do, instead of berating yourself, turn it into an opportunity to discover what motivates and drives you.

Finding meaning in life’s disappointments is a key to resilience – an essential trait of people who successfully attain their desired body weight. Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from setbacks and recover from difficulties. Mistakes are an inherent part of learning any new skill or behaviour. Whether it’s playing the piano, starting a new job or changing how you eat, getting it ‘wrong’ is often how we learn to get it right.

‘Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.’ Thomas Edison

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