We can be our own worst critics. People often allow the pressures of life, their shortcomings, mistakes, and regrets keep them down. What if you switched gears and gave yourself another chance? How much more could you accomplish? Wouldn’t you feel better in general?
Consider the following and give yourself both a little grace and a fighting chance in the months to come:
Let things go. We all have made mistakes and have a few past regrets. However, you don’t do yourself any good by holding onto them. It’s time to forgive yourself. Try to let down your guard and really change your mindset to one that is forgiving rather than condemning. You’ll literally free yourself from chains that hold you back.
The old saying goes, “if at first you don’t succeed then try again.” Let that be true of you this year. Set goals and don’t be fearful that you won’t hit them. Simply try again. You can overcome failure if you give yourself a chance and go at it with a different approach.
You need to believe in yourself. Again, if you are your worst critic, then you will hold yourself back. Don’t focus on the negative. Think through your strengths and put your best foot forward with anything that you try to do. Believe that you can succeed and you’ll have a greater chance of pulling off your goals.
Be Honest with Yourself
Don’t be fake with yourself or others. Honesty is the best policy. Let go of the facades and stick to the truth. Give yourself a chance to be totally frank!
Feel Free to Flourish
Be who you want to be in the days ahead. Give yourself the freedom to flourish and grow. Don’t allow your own expectations to inhibit you. Let yourself go a bit and enjoy life.
Give yourself some credit! A little pat on the back is good once and a while. Recognize the things you do well and be sure to appreciate it and even applaud your accomplishments.
This could be your day, week, month, and year! Give yourself some grace and the freedom of another chance. Practice these tips in order to experience hope, growth, rejuvenation, and joy in your life. You’ll not regret giving yourself another chance but you will if you hold yourself back. Here’s to you and a fresh outlook in the days ahead.
Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC.
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