Do you ever ask yourself “Why me?” – of course you do. We are surrounded by this question in so many different moments of our life when good, but more often when bad events take place (because we tend to focus on the bad things that make us unhappy rather than on the good things): “Why has this happened to ME?”. I do not aim to discuss here our almost-natural focus on negativity, because we all know that normally we tend to notice negative things because we are used to live a pretty decent happy life, so any form of what we subsequently call unluckiness strikes us more than its contrary.
I aim to write a pretty short blog entry on a feeling that has been with me in the past year, which is my wondering why am I so lucky to specifically being able to understand from my mistakes and learn pretty easily how to avoid them in the future or, better explained, how to strive to get better everyday. One of the strongest point of my personality is my over-thinking, often labelled by some people as one of my drawbacks, but that on the contrary, in my opinion, is one of the distinctive features of mine that helped me the most to be who I am today.
I learn easily and fast. I make mistakes like every human being. I try to accept any sort of critic, examine, evaluate, and learn from it. I do this every single day of my life. I used to take things far more personally in the past, but I have learnt that any suggestion can be a treasure for a personal improvement. I listen to people I believe know more than I do, I try not to waste any single precious thing that can contribute to my amelioration. And I ask myself, why then me? Why are some people not able to do the same, but stay all the time in that vicious circle of not being able to think out of the box and keep making the same mistakes over and over again?
I feel genuinely blessed to be this lucky to ask myself a lot of questions with the wish to answer them. I do not absolutely mean I always succeed. On the contrary, I fail more often than not :). But I go on everyday, face new challenges, and still THINK about what happens to me, and succeed in getting better. Have you ever felt the same? Why do you think some people just do not get it sometimes when they keep making mistakes? Is it just not the right moment for them to understand?