Sometimes there is only one word that works and today it is “crap.” It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or not done in the past… it doesn’t matter who you’ve hurt, what you’ve given up on or given in to… the only thing that matters is this very moment.
At this moment you can choose to make a new decision about your life and how you are going to live it. You can apologize for what you’ve done in the past if that is appropriate. But when you decide that this is your life and how you live it matters… to you… then you can choose to give yourself the respect that has been yours all along… even though you may have had doubts… in the past.
We are human beings and none of us is perfect. There is however nothing that says we have to pay for our “mistakes” for the rest of our lives. Make the decision to take a Simple Step forward by respecting yourself and your right to be happy. Here’s how:
- Acknowledge to yourself what haven’t been your best moments, take responsibility for them and then realize what you know now that you didn’t know then.
- If you feel you need to apologize to someone, do so. It doesn’t matter if they forgive you or not. That’s their choice. Yours is to forgive yourself. (You’re human…)
- Choose to respect yourself and to only keep company with others who show you respect. Whether they are friends or family, co-workers or business associates… if they don’t show you respect limit your time with them or eliminate them from your life. That may sound harsh however every person is equal and if they treat you as if you aren’t then they don’t deserve to have you in their life.
You’ve probably had your share of disrespectful people your life… the ones that cause you to feel like crap when you’re around them. From that place nothing you do seems to be right and you find yourself doubting … and disrespecting you.
It’s time to show yourself the respect that you want others to show you. You deserve respect and to be happy!