I found this excerpt and just wanted to share.
I need to remember what it says!
Everybody makes mistakes at one time or another, it’s a fact of life. And if you think about it, why should you expect anything different? Where is that written contract you signed before birth promising that you’d never fail, and that your life would go absolutely the way you want it to?
Uh, excuse me. There must be some error.
I signed up for the “everything will go swimmingly until the day I die” plan.
Can I speak to the management?
It’s absurd, and yet most of us act as if something has gone terribly awry when we fall down or life takes an unwanted or unexpected turn.
-----Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind