Begin by Giving yourself Permission to Live

Before you can even think about living a joyful life, you have to give yourself permission. 

People hold themselves back from achieving success in all areas of their lives.  Typically this is not done consciously.  We don’t wake up, eat breakfast, and set out to have a horrible day.  We just don’t focus enough on what thought processes and actions will allow us to have a beautiful day. 

Because of our past experiences…not getting enough encouragement, not using failure as a learning tool, or any number of negative conditioning that occurred many people feel they don’t deserve to live a joyful life.   If you want to have the career you always dreamed of, a deep and fulfilling love, more than enough money for all you require then you need to begin by giving yourself permission. 

Do the right thing…the very best you can do each day.  And then- forgive yourself for any mistakes you’ve made.  Release any guilt and allow yourself to move forward with a clean slate.

Action Step:  Come up with a positive, declaration of permission.  It will be different for each person but here are a few ideas to get you started.  “I deserve to live a life of joy.”  “I am able to accomplish all I desire.” “I forgive myself and know that I am worthy of success in all areas of my life.”

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About FindYourFire

Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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