DONUT beat yourself up for every mistake you make.
In order to forgive ourselves, we first have to admit to ourselves that we blew it. We have to admit and acknowledge the flaw or mistake—and that feels almost counter to our sense of survival!
It’s helpful to remember that mistakes, failures and even incredibly stupid acts are part of being human. It’s how we learn and grow. If you’re never embarrassed or wrong and if you never make a mistake, you’re probably staying within a pretty narrow comfort zone.
Forgiveness is the very best tool that allows us to face what we have done in the past, acknowledge our mistakes, learn from them, leave them behind, and move on. It does not mean that we excuse what has happened, and it doesn’t mean we forget what has happened. It means we have learned and moved on in a better way.