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Forgiveness is about finding peace with the past and allowing yourself the joy of a positive future. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but in the long run it can be the physically and emotionally healthy thing to do. Here are a few tips for making peace with the past.

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Definition: Forgiveness is learning how to stop feeling the anger and resentment for past differences and/or mistakes. Forgiveness is about making emotional and physical peace with the past. Forgiveness is learning to eliminate the grudges, guilt and anger you may be feeling toward yourself and/or others.

Let me ask you a question: If you don’t forgive and let go of past hurt, pain and anger then who is the one paying the price? Who is the one stressing? Who is the one not letting go? Who is the one living with the negative emotions?

Wouldn’t you agree that your feelings have the power to control your day-to-day life emotionally, physically and spiritually? Negative emotions eventually begin to take a toll on how well you live life. You have a choice to either forgive and go forward or remain emotionally locked within the past.

Forgiveness is healthy for so many positive and powerful reasons – here are a few:
• You’re less stressed when you forgive
• You’ll find yourself less prone to anger and resentment
• You’re less likely to become depressed
• There’s an overall feeling of well-being and peacefulness
• You’ll be more likely to encourage healthy relationships
• You’re less likely to fall into addictive habits and behaviors
• You’ll smile and laugh more often!

It’s natural to feel angry, sad and disappointed when someone hurts or lets you down. Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiveness is letting go of the negative emotions that may be holding your back and giving yourself the energy to go forward in positive ways.

Anger and guilt begin to chip away at your self-esteem, self-confidence and self-motivation. Holding onto the pain can destroy the ability to heal from the inside out. To begin the forgiveness process means realizing how valuable it is for your emotional and physical health to let go of blame and anger and find inner peace.

Here are some suggestions for beginning the forgiveness process:
1. Consciously embrace the importance of forgiveness. Make time to begin focusing on the productive and positive impact it will have on your life.

2. Write down your angry and bitter feelings. How have these feelings impacted your life? Now, write about how forgiving will change your life for the positive and bring closure to this situation.

3. Allow yourself to own the fact that becoming more proactive in life is a giant positive step forward. Make time to feel the positive emotion of hope and peace.

The power to forgive is about taking control of your emotions and living life in a positive and healthy way. Forgiveness is a choice. But consider this, if you choose not to forgive then what will your life be like in six months or a year?

Forgiving yourself and others isn’t easy. It can though allow you the power to move on with compassion, strength and peace of mind.

I’ll finish with this quotation: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
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I’ve learned over the years that if I’m not being true to myself, I feel out of synch with what I’m trying to accomplish both personally and professionally. So many times I tried to be a clone and mimic what others were doing in their businesses – come to find out, it wasn’t working so well for them either.

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Here are some of the lessons I learned:

1. Listen to your heart and your “gut” instincts. Have a clear vision of your professional mission, write out a powerful and motivating mission statement and then develop a plan of action that stays true to your vision and mission statement.

2. Don’t follow anyone’s script but your own. I remember when I began in network marketing, I listened to all the “guru’s” tell me how to make follow up phone calls. They said follow this script and the person on the other end of the phone will be putty in your hands or something to that effect. Well, I followed the script and read it out loud word for word and you know what happened? I sounded like a brainless robot. I was phony and insincere and I didn’t get any positive results. The lesson I learned was to speak from my heart and allow your unique voice to be heard.

3. You’re not a clone! If you’re not using your own unique “voice” then you’re not being true to yourself and with your clients/customers. You can follow a system or a plan for success but give it your own twist and style. Trust yourself enough to speak your voice! What works for one person may not work as well for you – go with your strengths, likes, dislikes and unique experiences. Your clients and customers want to know, like and trust you as a businessperson, not as some clone or copy.

It may take time to find your unique business style so be patient with yourself. You may bruise your ego a couple times but that’s normal. It’s all part of developing your personal business style.

My advice: Read, listen, learn and choose what works best for you!
 
 
 
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You’ll find a new word each week to empower yourself personally and professionally. Check during the week as I add new links and inspiration to this post.

Word of the Week - Unstoppable
 
 

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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
5 day-to-day steps for making your BIG intention a reality…

Definition of intention from Dictionary.com: An act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.

1. Focus on the positives of what you want to achieve.
Focusing energy on affirming the positives will actually attract more positives into your life.

2. Recognize the power of belief. Believe in yourself and your ability to create great things in your life.

3. Take positive action forward day-to-day and month-to-month.
Be focused.
Be consistent.
Be receptive.
Be ready.
Be grateful.

4. Know in your heart and mind that you are truly worthy and deserving of success, happiness and unlimited prosperity. Believe in yourself 110 percent.

5. Visualize what you want as if it were already reality. In you mind’s eye see it, touch it, live it.
 
 
 
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21 Days to Living Your Dreams is your personal step-by-step guide to discovering what you truly want to achieve in life and then, shows you how to actually achieve it

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Entrepreneurial Women Radio iconJoin author, blogger and success teacher Sharon Michaels as she shares seven tips for not allowing the day-to-day business-building tasks to become tedious and boring. You’ll want pen and paper handy to make notes and jot down ideas and “ahas.” Sharon shows you how to do business successfully!

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You can read a companion post to this radio show at Growing a Business May Not Always Be Fun But….
 
 
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