It's important that you distance yourself from your mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping your mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, you are able to adapt and adjust for future success.
It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them.
The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into steps of improvement. You want to learn the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down and by distancing yourself, knowing the difference between what you did(temporary) and who you are (permanent), you are far more likely to achieve that. -Jamie G. (COACH)