Your decisions contribute to your development and are an integral aspect of your evolving journey, yet, they are separate from who you truly are. A decision that fails to produce the intended outcome is in no way a confirmation of your character. Albeit, there can be dire effects on your ability to trust yourself and maintain your self-esteem. You can avoid becoming your decisions by affirming that a ‘bad decision’ is an experience and you can choose differently, next time. You need to avoid lingering in the past and mulling over the circumstances that led to your perceived error in judgment.
Challenges play an important role in the formation of character. Character is not created by facing challenges, however, rather it is revealed by them. You may be unaware of your own character until you are met with seemingly daunting obstacles. It is the manner in which you deal with challenges that reveals your true inner self. Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly said, “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.”