It doesn’t matter what’s holding you back from doing what you really want to do. Once you’ve started to figure out what you’re feeling guilty about, the next step is to work towards forgiveness and self-acceptance. Here’s the thing that most people don’t realize. You must love the real you before you can start to make the minor changes that lead to considerable success. If you’re ready to start crafting and molding the life of your dreams, start by loving yourself first.
We are all human beings. We make mistakes, we mess up, and we don’t do what we set out to do. When we learn to forgive ourselves and love enough to try again, we learn and get better. That’s why this step of forgiveness and love is so important. Start by examining what you feel guilty about. Look at what you’ve done and what you haven’t done to get you closer to your personal goals.
Embrace the good stuff and feel proud about what you’ve already accomplished. Acknowledge where you messed up and didn’t follow through. Forgive yourself for it and accept it. Maybe there’s an important lesson you’ve learned from your mistakes. Maybe it was simply some much needed practice to set you up for future success.
At the end of the day it’s up to you if you let your failures and missteps derail you and keep you from living the life of your dreams, or if you see them as the learning opportunities they are. It’s a matter of perspective.
Yes, this is easier said than done, but if you can come from a place of love and forgiveness, it is much easier to see things in a positive light. Get in the habit of looking for the best and most positive in each situation. Be kind to yourself and don’t condemn what you do or did. Forgive yourself and keep working towards those positive, and possibly life changing goals.
It helps to start small. Find a little something you did today that you aren’t proud of. Forgive yourself and see what you can learn from the experience. Then build on that one positive and forgiving act and use the energy to do it again, and again, and again. When you actively work on loving yourself and forgiving yourself, amazing things start to happen. Most importantly, you start to build a positive habit that will help propel you forward.
As a bonus, you’ll feel better about yourself, gain a ton of self-confidence, and end up with plenty of positive energy to tackle whatever life throws your way. Isn’t that worth making the effort to forgive yourself and love the real you?