-- Truth Be Told Quotes
Stuff happens— icky, painful, embarrassing stuff. Maybe a
presentation goes badly even though you worked hard. Maybe
it goes terribly because you didn’t work hard. Maybe that
presentation is why you’ll live in infamy for the great hamster
But it’s precisely those challenging moments that give us the opportunity to learn something and to grow.
When one of life’s tough lessons has you down, you can wallow in it. Or, you can keep the lesson, let go of the scar, and make tomorrow a new day.
You don’t have to like what happened, but you can find a way to learn from it and to live differently after it.
And by the way, no one else is sitting around, their mind on a repeat loop, reliving the hamster debacle, over and over and over. You probably don’t need to either.
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This quote is about sadness, mistakes, life, and growth. The quote can help young people see that sometimes we make mistakes and sometimes things don’t go the way we’d like them to. But the “bad” times are temporary and they are opportunities to learn something and to grow.
If you can learn the lesson, you may not have to go through the challenge a second time. It's better to stop beating yourself up, and instead focus on on learning the lesson so you can decide to make a different choice next time.
This quote on life lessons is also a reminder that it’s ok to forgive yourself. Growing up is full of ups and downs. It’s how you learn who and how you want to be. That tape that plays in one's head, reliving the awfulness of the mistake over and over-- it's not very helpful. It's ok to feel bad for a little while. Then the time comes to pick yourself up, resolve to make different choices in future, and let yourself move forward. In general, no one else is thinking about your mistakes as much as you are. Also see this quote: "It's ok to feel bad sometimes."
High School Health Class / Social Emotional Development topics:
Age Group: High school, young adult.
Age Group: High school, young adult
Download a printable coloring page for a mindfulness activity with this quote.