By Jerry Mooney

Everyone makes mistakes. If you’ve never made a mistake, then you’ve been living life far too carefully. Take a chance and great things can happen. However, mistakes can also be much more serious than just the usual issues most people find themselves in from time to time. Sometimes, they can really affect our well-being - both in the moment and moving forward. When these kinds of mistakes happen, you have to stay strong and believe you will overcome. It’s the only way.


At Work

By work, we don’t mean just having a bad day or year...we mean staying in a career that is obviously not right for you for way too long. It happens all the time. People get a job, like the security, and then decades have gone past and they’re still there, their dreams abandoned. The thing to remember in these situations is that you are never too old (or young, for that matter) to follow your heart and do what you want to do. If you’re no longer a spring chicken but want a change, take a look at and get your working life back on track.

With the Law

There is a long list of people who have been in trouble with the law who never thought it would be possible for it to happen to them. But it does, happen - all the time. Sometimes we’re a victim of circumstance and find ourselves in trouble, other times we make a couple of wrong decisions and before we know it we have the police on our back. Remember that a criminal record does not define who you are as a person; how you react to it does. If you’re trouble, get in touch with a law firm like and vow to make a change. You can’t change where you’ve been, but you can change where you’re going.

Heartbreak Hotel

There can be few things worse in life than dedicated your life to another human only for it to fall apart when we’re beyond the age where it is easy to find a new partner. It can be like the floor has been taken out from underneath you, and in a way it has - you will now have reconstruct your life. But know that you can do it - everyone does, after a period of mourning of course. Take a look at and focus on yourself.

Financial Issues

Of all the problems listed here, none are as common as financial issues. We’re a spending nation with a collective debt that would make your eyes water. When you have thousands of dollars’ worth of debt, it can be hard to see a way out. But there is always a way to make a positive change in your life and take steps towards financial freedom, even if it takes much longer than it took to get in debt. Lose the sense of shame and get on with your life - there’s no reason to dwell on what has been, in anything for that matter!