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Free Yourself…From Yourself!!!

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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes

Indeed, the prisoner of actions that have not been forgiven may just be yourself. This is a thought that has been weighing heavily on my mind lately for various reasons. I have always read and been told that in order to forgive others, you must first forgive yourself.

For the most part, actions that we have a hard time forgiving ourselves for are seemingly small in the larger scheme of life yet they seem to haunt us on a daily basis. Now is the time, for me at least, to let these demons go and know that I live my life today in a manner that helps me go to sleep soundly and awake serenely.

Now that I can forgive myself for these past, yes past being the key word here, events I can forgive others for what may seem to be wrong doings or mistakes in my eyes. Everyone deserves and is entitled to forgiveness (to an extent) and I personally have to keep that in mind. Me holding grudges or being upset with others doesn’t affect the other person, it affects me…and not in a positive manner. And I would rather live in the present positive moment rather than any possible negativity that might be transpiring in others around me.

I’m going to forgive myself for any absurdities that may have transpired in my life and move forward with drive and motivation to be the best me possible!

I challenge you to do the same!
~ Brett

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Dreaming…the Free Gift!

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“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

Nope, you’re never too old to do just about anything. Even as I approach what is seemingly the young age of 36, I have have many times had reservations of beginning something new. Perhaps out of fear of failure or not knowing what it will be like to move out of my current “comfort zone.”

Recent news regarding potential changes in my own professional career have me doing a lot of thinking, wondering, guessing, and even worse, worrying about what might transpire regarding my future. When I sat back and continued to worry I remembered the advice I had always given to others but failed to incorporate into my own life…worrying is not going to change the end result, action is what is going to, and will, change things. I have wealth in ability, gifts, talents, loved ones, family and friends that will always have my back and ensure that I will never stray from the path to success. My belief is that WE ALL have these gifts and have to remember this truth at all times, especially when we think times are in turmoil or have the potential to get rough.

Keep faith in yourself and in those around you and know that you will not ever fail to accomplish your goal or dream as long as you believe and take personal responsibility and action in your life. Never sell yourself short or discount the greatness and untapped potential that lays within you.

Today, and everyday, I have faith that we are all destined to create greatness in ourselves and in the lives of others! We’re not too old!

~Brett

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