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Sometimes, Round Two: Day 11 of 365 – The Mistakes We Make!

Sometimes The Mistakes We Make Have A Longer Half Life Than We Wish!

Mistakes! We all make ’em! From time-to-time, we all wish that we could take back the words said or the deeds done. We have all found ourselves standing in the middle of the stage under the spotlight, blinded by the knowledge that we messed up! We feel embarrassment. We experience a sense of humiliation. We wish we could just disappear.

If we are not careful, we can allow our mistakes to define us! We can begin to believe the lies that often attach themselves to our psyche. This is especially true the longer the aftertaste of the mistake lingers. We wonder if a time will ever come when the mistake is not so glaring (although the glaring nature of most mistakes is a product of our own making)! If we allow ourselves to focus too much on the mistake, we actually extend that half life longer than necessary.

What are we to do with mistakes? We might consider some of the following:

  • Acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes.
  • Realize that mistakes only come when we are working on something important.
  • Determine to learn from the mistakes we make.
  • Require that we dispense a little Grace toward ourselves.
  • Decide to take charge of our lives and define who we are despite them.

Sometimes The Mistakes We Make Have A Longer Half Life Than We Wish and for that reason alone, we owe it to ourselves to follow the steps above!


Mark E. Hundley

Mark Hundley M.Ed.,LPC-S

Mark Hundley M.Ed.,LPC-S

Mark Hundley has worked with children, youth and families since 1971 – devoting 13 years to youth and family ministry; another 10 years to service in public education as a teacher and high school counselor; and the remaining time as a therapist, consultant, speaker and writer.

He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hardin-Simmons University; his Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Texas; and has pursued doctoral studies in Educational Administration.

Mark is a Life Transition Specialist with a specific expertise in the field of grief. He works with individuals, families and corporate bodies to create and implement strategies for powerful living despite obstacles faced.

He is the author of Awaken to Good Mourning – a personal guide through the journey of grief – available in both print and audio versions. He is a co-founder of the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center in Plano, TX, a non-profit agency that provides free group grief support to children, adolescents and their parents or adult caregivers as they learn to mourn the death or impending death of a loved one.

Mark limits his practice to evening and Saturday appointments; supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Interns; online counseling; coaching, consulting, speaking and training.

For more information about his coaching, consulting and public speaking services visit

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