As humans we make mistakes. It is part of our nature and it is inevitable. However, for some reason every time we make a mistake we beat ourselves up about it. We put ourselves down and constantly remind ourselves of what we did wrong. Although it can be a learning experience and looking back at past mistakes can help you grow – constantly belittling yourself for something that you can’t change doesn’t really do much good. And we do this to other people too. Why is it that we expect people to forgive our mistakes, but hold onto the mistakes committed by other people? The past can’t be changed, but the way we feel about it can be. Why allow what has already gone affect the way that you behave today? Rather than replaying that moment in your mind again and again, try to prevent it from happening again. Learn to forgive and forget the mistakes that have been committed– especially by yourself.