Alisha Ochoa | Don’t Be Sorry, Just Be Better
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Don’t Be Sorry, Just Be Better

Don’t be sorry, just be better. It sounds harsh. But, it’s a pretty great mantra when you think about it. Oh yeah, and life is harsh…


There’s a certain beauty to the ebb and flow of life. The in and outs, the ups and downs. We create good habits, and we let them drift. When they drift off, we feel bad about it– maybe a little guilty and then sorry for ourselves. One of the things that I’ve been focusing on recently is not being intimidated to take the steps to get back into good practices. Don’t be sorry, just be better.


I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to get back to good things because I dislike being in the space of sucking for a few weeks. It’s hard to feel like you’re taking steps back from where you once where. Sometimes, that means you’re going to look like a goob in the process, but life isn’t about comparing yourself to other people, or where you once were. Life is about making progress in a positive direction. It’s about being better than you were the day before, and making choices that you’re proud of. So, you might as well start right now.


By acknowledging those beautiful dips that we find in the ebb and flow, it helps us when we’re having a bad moment to remember that it’s all a part of the process. Sometimes we work hard for something and it doesn’t work out. It can be a job you didn’t get, a relationship that didn’t work out, or an adventure that you didn’t take. It’s disappointing, and shitty feeling. That only means that there is a lesson to learn, or a something better is on it’s way. It can be easy to get stuck in the rut of ickyness if you let yourself. Instead, I encourage you (and myself) to focus on how to improve. How to learn from mistakes, learn from experiences, and learn from missed opportunities. Don’t dwell in the past, learn from it.


Don’t be sorry. Just be better.

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