Sometimes, it’s really difficult to forgive your own missteps. You feel really awful when you’ve let yourself or someone else down. But one day, you have to develop a little amnesia and allow the sun to shine again. Have you had trouble doing that? I have an excellent memory and sometimes I drive myself crazy re-living past mistakes. Ugh! I just want to have a big mental eraser to delete that old story. I definitely don’t want to become my own #1 hater, so I work daily on forgiving myself for my self-talk and then for all the other things I have done.
The Steps to Forgiving Yourself:
1. Confront Your Mistake
2. Analyze The Impact
3. Accept Your Imperfect Self
4. Challenge Yourself
Making things right won’t happen overnight. I hope it was ok to be that honest with you. What’s important is that you commit to forgiving yourself and behaving differently in the future. Blaming yourself and holding onto past mistakes creates powerful negative energy. That negative energy blocks blessings, ideas, and future happiness.
You’re wasting time and putting off giving your unique contributions to the world while you consume yourself with living in the past. Stop that! Come to terms with the fact that you have so much more to give to the world. Chip away at the negativity until all that’s left is your renewed spirit.