There is a consequence to everything. Every act is an act of self-definition. Everything that you think, say or do declare who you are and who you choose to be. - Definitely needed to read that this morning.
"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." - Glinda, the good witch, The Wizard of Oz. Wow if we would learn that our power is from God and we already have it? How powerful we would be!
Your mistakes do not define you. Our mistakes don't define us. There's always a choice that we make to continue making the same mistake or to correct it and move on. Mistakes don't form our identity. Our identity is formed based on what we believe.
it's meaningless to say you're meant to be where you end up. It's arbitrarily renaming that 'where you're meant to be'. I don't believe anyone is meant to be anywhere. You are where you are, and end up where you end up.