Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as steppingstones to rise above them. (Author unknown)
What do we do with our mistakes? Deny or ignore them? Pretend they didn’t happen? Are our minds continually reminding us of past failures? It would be better just to acknowledge them. If others are involved, apologize and ask for forgiveness. It would be equally important to evaluate them carefully, take steps to correct and improve. That could lead to progress and satisfaction.
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do (James 1:25).