Advice: Let it go.

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By Nick Cains
Ncains@smu.edu

It’s true.

At some point in your college career, you will make a mistake. And then you have to let it go. This post is about what to do when you feel like you have ruined your social reputation.

It’s not that bad.

Everyone isn’t talking about it. You’re not blacklisted from freindship with people. And you are not defined by the mistakes you make. You are defined by what you do after that. You can be your own worst enemy and will probably say and think worse things than anyone else could possibly think up. So don’t obsess over it. The best thing to do is to start by forgiving yourself. You made a mistake (because you’re human) and now you can go on in the world and learn from it.

Let it go.

Just do it. Stop thinking about it and what “people may think”. We are so not in crontrol of what people think about us that it’s not even funny. Truly. Lead by example. Know that things like this will happen– yes they will– and it takes the most mature of people to just keep walking with faith that they won’t make the same mistakes again.
Live. Take risks. And don’t let anyone make you into something you don’t want to be. Let them talk. Talk never defines. Action does. Find peace. Keep your smile. Hug frequently. Be Happy.

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