I typically don’t like to have regrets.
The biggest mistake I have ever made in my life is letting some people stay in my life far longer than they deserve.
When you have a lesson to learn, it will keep repeating itself until it is learned. First you will receive the lesson in it’s smallest form. This is the one that you probably won’t notice much or you will forgive it quickly. If you ignore it, that lesson will return in a much larger and dramatic way until you have no choice but to give it your attention.
That’s when you must make a choice.
Forgiveness is an option but remember when you forgive others, you should forgive not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve the peace that it brings you.
They say that the true mark of maturity is when you try to understand the situation after someone hurts you instead of trying to hurt them back. In my experience, this has helped me to overcome people hurdles the best while keeping my sanity. Otherwise, I find myself feeling stunned by their bizarre and shocking behavior.
The key step that I often miss is not letting go. It’s ok to forgive, it’s great if you learn but unless you let go and release that person or change that situation that caused the lesson to be learned in the first place, you can’t move forward with your life.
Great things never come from staying in your comfort zone. There are two things that prevent us from happiness, those are living in the past and observing those lessons that we have experienced in our present.
It’s looking towards your future and taking the necessary steps to leave the trash behind that is the sweetest revenge.
Have a great weekend and work at building a happy life starting today. The year is about to turn and if you have people in your life that don’t wish you well, you should make some decisions to change that. Now’s a great time. We can do it together.