If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase. The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today, or a moment ago, or for the last six months; the last 16 years, or the last fifty years of life doesn’t mean anything…all that matters is what are you going to do, right now.
It’s not just other people we need to forgive. We need to forgive ourselves.
Part of being human is that we can’t go back, we can only hope that if we come across that moment again we’ll do it the right way.
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Today I forgive myself. Not just once. Again, and again, and again. As many times as it takes to find peace.
Everyone makes mistakes in life but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them for the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. That doesn’t mean they’re bad. It means they’re human.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do.
If you have made serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
1. Delete “ought”, “must” and “should” from your vocabulary.
2. Get rid of all unrealistic goals, and replace them with realistic, achievable goals.
3. Accept and love yourself unconditionally.
4. Recognize that NOBODY is perfect – despite what the media, or other people, say.
5. Love your quirks and value your uniqueness.
6. See mistakes as lessons on the road to success.
7. Notice all the positives, and small accomplishments.
8. Enjoy, and be thankful for, the good things in your life.