Forgive Yourself Today And Every Day
As you can see at the bottom of this blog entry, the title comes from a quote from Les Brown. I had the pleasure to see him in Rome 2008 at a personal development conference. He would be one of the inspirational speakers who has helped change my life around. But I wanted to give my views on his quote and tell you how I feel about it. But the key is learning to forgive yourself
One of the most difficult things I have had to do in my life is forgive myself for things I have done in the past. For me, it is a constant battle that I am winning very slowly, but it is tough. My challenges are all to do with my time as a police officer, working long hours, marriage break ups and not seeing my children grow up. I think you would get the picture from what i am saying.
Not only the obvious outward guilt, but the inward thoughts and destructive inner self talk, which affects most people. Now, you talk to my three children and they do not have a problem with any of it, so it is only me, but it does not make it any easier.
The good news is that I am winning the battle of addiction to guilt.
So now I can forgive myself for the failures of the past and for the most part I feel okay with it, but there are still some dark occasions where it still affects me. In some ways it is ridiculous and in other ways inevitable, but I am coming real close to getting that imaginary monkey off of my back.
So why would I talk about this on a blog which talks about entrepreneurial mindset? Possibly because I know how this type of self depreciating behaviour and thought can destroy your quest to become successful. I know that if you do not deal with this as soon as possible it will eat away at you and ace your future.
My hope is that there are some people out there who feel guilty about similar things that have happened in the past and they can get past this thought pattern and make rapid strides forward.
It is only right and proper that you come to terms with what has happened in the past, learn from it, forgive yourself and move on. Is it easy in the beginning? NO!
This is where persistence and determination come into play and you will win the day eventually. So accept your faults and the mistakes and move on to better things.
If you need to go face to face with someone and apologise then do it and start the healing process today.
I hope this may have helped someone in a similar predicament to end the self inflicted mental torture.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
To Your Success