Do you remember that time in the 3rd grade when you thought you were going to poop your pants and you had to rush to the bathroom? As soon as you sat down, you felt relief and anxiety at the same time! The relief was that you didn’t poop your pants, but the anxiety cane from someone catching you in the act of dropping a load. Everyone poops, right? So why were we so ashamed.
We were so afraid that little Billy or little Susie would make fun of us. When we allow others to make us feel bad about ourselves we lose every time. When you want to do something, and someone tells you that what you want to do is stupid, they are the losers, not you!
When you hold on to shame, you cannot be the best version of yourself because you are allowing external factors to impact your internal. Shame cripples us. Do you find yourself thinking about that crappy thing that you did 10 years ago? That shame eats you alive even though you’re a totally different person. Life is made for us to keep moving.
One day your world is falling a part and the next day you have everything you could ever want. Most of the times, things that break our hearts and shatter our world gives us the greatest gift! The gift to start over! If you woke up today, you are here for a greater purpose. Hindsight is 20/20. Imagine how much less fun we would have had if we had wisdom in our teens. Don’t let the shame of your past cripple you. Learn the lesson and move on. Life teaches you the greatest lessons, but it’s up to us to learn from our mistakes.
Holding on to things that hurt us are never good. When our relationship is terrible, we stay anyway. When our job sucks, we stay anyway. There are so many situations that we put ourselves in, but are in denial as if you didn’t make the decision. Nobody cares, and nobody is affected except for you. So what, you made a bad decision by dating that person; don’t drag it out 20 years because the only person you are hurting is yourself. Let go of that shame or inadequacy that you feel. Yesterday is history and tomorrow’s a mystery.
Stay away from the past; good or bad. You are a different person than you were 30 seconds ago. Live in the present, and enjoy the journey! The easier you are able to forget the past, the better life will be. You don’t harp on what Betty said because it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is how you feel about yourself, so make sure that you know you are amazing, beautiful, intelligent, and a badass! You dot care what anyone thinks of you because you are comfortable in your own skin, and you are living your best life. Stay woke my friends!