Faced with a challenge? In the midst of chaos? Feeling that gut wrenching pain of letting yourself or others down?
Poor choices, Guilt, Regret, Worry…can immobilize and negatively impact your relationships with others or the way you feel about yourself.
Whether currently, or at some point in your past (or future), everyone has faced moments of fear and pain.
What do we do with those moments?
For me, I ache the most when I do something that I realize has hurt someone else…when I’ve allowed fear to cloud my judgment or anger to control my actions. And then, to exacerbate the problem I fall into the abyss of remorse. Has this ever happened to you?
The only true option to moving forward is to take responsibility and learn a lesson that will build a depth of character. Wallowing doesn’t serve you or others. Living by the example of doing the right thing to correct the wrong thing is far more beneficial than beating yourself up over the wrong thing.
Think of a situation with which you are currently struggling and ask:
- What about this challenge is within my control?
- Do I need to apologize or make amends?
- What’s positive here? What lesson, understanding, or strength has come from it?
- How can I use this to serve others?
Being the best possible you each day is important. And yet, everyone falters at times. The human condition is to appreciate the journey and learn from our lack of perfection. Growth trumps stagnant perfection every day of the week.
Action Step: Ask the questions above with a focus on finding the positive for you and serving others. Take steps to fix, learn, grow, and become just a little stronger. A little better. A little more capable of making the best decisions possible. What inspired action can you take today to enjoy the journey and move forward in making the world a better place?
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