I've made a few mistakes in my life.
But the biggest ones were always when I decided to go against my gut.
I followed something else. Could be a fear. An obligation. Guilt. Animal desires. All kinds of good stuff.
And what would often happen is that I would find myself in quite a predicament. Backed in a corner. A major error on my part. The pain! The suffering! The drama!
All because I decided to follow something else other than myself.
And I'm sure I will do it about a million more times.
That said, awareness is the key. What is triggering? What does it feel like? How will I act? Why am I doing this? What pattern am I seeing?
Having it all mapped out at least gives me the CHOICE to make the bad decision from a conscious place as opposed to an unconscious place.
And with that, there's power.