Personal Development, Reflections

Are you always hard on yourself?


I don’t know about you guys but I’m a quotes fanatic!

Reading either advice or feelings so well described and poetically worded is not only a source of inspiration but also of optimism and positivety – that’s the effect quotes have on me. I could describe it as a quick high since quotes are usually short, I read them in a quick glance – screenshot – and read again if I am bored on the bus to re-gain inspiration. I’ve been doing this for years and trust me when I say that quotes may make up about 40% of my camera roll. Since ‘One shall not keep inspiring quotes only to themselves’ (bet you never heard this one), I decided to start this weekly series here on the blog in which I will share my most favorite inspiring/poetical quotes as well as my personal thoughts on it.

Today’s quote:

Forgive yourself. You don’t have to get it right all the time.

Life is not only made by victories. The magic is not in getting it right, or wrong, but in learning. -Uknown

My thoughts:

Gladly, I can say I’ve moved pass the habit of thorough self condemnation posterior to making mistakes. It is safe to say that embracing our mistakes is one of the best and freeing things we can do. I  have been so forgiving with myself over the past years (it’s okay Yara, it’s okayyyy), to the point that sometimes I fail to acknowledge and correct my mistakes which is bad. Upon realization though, I assure to fix what’s due.

In whatever it is we decide to invest ourselves in, I believe the main aim should be to learn from the experience. Learning is an innate gift we possess as humans. Memory and critical thinking are examples of tools that help us evolve and become better. To become better we need indeed to experience the consequences of our choices, that’s the only way assertive choices can be made in the future.

Remember, it’s okay to be wrong. It’s okay to not get it right once, twice or even nth times. As long as you tap yourself at the back and look forward into doing better ‘next time’.


Tell me, are you always hard on yourself? 

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Yara Mel


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  • Reply Aika

    A great informative post and inspiring. I am personally in the learning process of forgiving myself and accept my flaws as they are.
    Great post!

    August 15, 2017 at 6:55 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Best of luck on your journey. You’ll get there ! Thankss <3

      August 15, 2017 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Aika

    Still learning to forgive myself, because I am not perfect and that’s ok.
    Great post Yara!!

    August 15, 2017 at 6:54 am
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    Excellent post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!

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      I will do my best!! thanks 🙂

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  • Reply Emily

    I am always a little too hard on myself. Especially when I am being lazy and not getting things done. I always need to remember to take some time for self care and that it’s okay to slow down!


    June 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Same here. I allow laziness to stop me sometimes. That’s when I acknowledge and take responsibility. But sometimes it’s ok to lay-in xD

      June 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm
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    Love these quotes! Perfect post to read on a Monday 🙂

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    June 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Lauren 😀

      June 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Siffat

    Great quote! I used to be really hard on myself, but I think over time, I’ve started to realize that I’ll never be happy if I’m overly critical of myself. So now I just go with it 🙂

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    So inspirational! <3

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    June 18, 2017 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Bella

    Great post! Yeah, sadly enough I am.

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    June 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Violette

    Great post! I’m actually really hard to myself and I know I should be easier with me!

    June 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I love taking time out to read some quotes, it can be really motivating and inspiring! I’m definitely too hard on myself, so thank you for this!xx

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    June 16, 2017 at 9:39 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad it was helpful dear! Xx

      June 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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    thanks for sharing, very inspirational. I’m a huge fan of quotes!

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    June 16, 2017 at 8:37 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Same here! You’re welcome 😀

      June 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Fiona

    Nice post Yara 🙂 I like posts like this, very inspiring 🙂

    June 16, 2017 at 8:32 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks a lot Fiona! 🙂

      June 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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