2016 is the Year of “Happy” at Lexicon. We’ve taken on the challenge of helping you find more of your own, bringing you holistic tips and techniques to help you find not only professional success but personal fulfillment. At the beginning of this month we launched a challenge to get that going.
Day twenty-two of the 30 Day Life Challenge…
The quote that got this all started is “People don’t go out and live, but they expect life results.” We want you to start getting the results you want; first, you might have to let some this go.
Today’s suggestion is short and sweet: Forgive Yourself.
Whatever is in your past is in your past. Holding on to anger and resentment and blame is a sure fire way to block your own path to happy.
We aren’t suggesting forgiveness is easy, but it is necessary.
We paint ourselves into a corner by refusing to forgive ourselves of the mistakes of the past and go forward. Rehashing our sins. Going down the long list of shoulda, coulda, wouldas. Is any of that really helpful?
What are you holding onto?
What are you clinging to that is blocking you from achieving your goals?
Self-doubt. Self-recrimination. Self-loathing.
Whatever negative word you can put after self will never motivate you into happiness. It may lead to productivity on some fronts, but never with happy.
Today we suggest you look at yourself and say I’m okay, right now, as I am. The past is the past. I am in the present. And I’m looking forward to my future. This is my moment for happy.
That’s it. There’s limited space on the train to happy and that negativity is hogging all the seats. Move them out so you can move on.
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