Life is filled with twist and turns, unexpected occurrences, mistakes and regrets. We all have some would've, could've and should've in our lives, but we must learn to learn from all these events and move on. Allow your past to be a teacher, but never allow your past to hold you captive. Many people make the unnecessary choice to limit themselves because of the past, becoming a prisoner to fear, doubt and unbelief. Distrusting themselves and the potential that is on the inside of them. In my book the 9 Practices to Guarantee a GREAT Day (available for free download on my resources page of my website) I say you have to give people permission to be human. The same is true for yourself, you must give yourself permission to be human.
I want you to do something very powerful, I want you to write yourself a Forgiveness Letter. In this letter, tell yourself that you forgive yourself, and you longer choose to be a prisoner of the past. Your letter can be short or long, that's up to you. But I want you to forgive yourself of every mistake, bad decision and regret you have made in the past. Then I want you to tell yourself that you know you will make more mistakes and bad decisions in the future, but you promise yourself to learn from them and not punish yourself.
At the end of the letter, give yourself PERMISSION to be GREAT!
Think Better, Live Better
Dr. Will is an author, speaker and leadership consultant....