Why you should reflect on past mistakes

Why you should reflect on past mistakes, and by this I mean the times you got into trouble with an authority figure. Reexamine those memories objectively without focusing on any of the feelings you had at the moment, really look at it from a different perspective. Think about facts, what you did, don’t try to justify anything and most importantly try not to think about the ramifications of your actions. This exercise works better with memories from long ago, around 5–15 years, as you are not that tied to these memories emotionally.