Guilt is one of those God given abilities to decipher wrong from right. It is a good thing to help steer you clear of perpetually making wrong choices, but all too often we harbor these feelings and won’t let them go. We often feel like we need to be the martyr and “punish” ourselves for making mistakes. The problem with harboring these emotions is that we can’t push through to our greatness until we simply let go.

One of my favorite quotes is, “ Never be defined by our past, it was just a lesson, not a life sentence.”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could truly see each failure and each mistake as a beautiful lesson? That  this lesson will help refine and shape us so that we can move forward and achieve more than we could have if we hadn’t been exposed to that “failure”?

I am currently writing a book called, “Success through Failing, finding our greatest gifts in our darkest hours.” The intention for this book is to show women that it is upon these challenges and failures that we ultimately reach our goals. Does this change your perspective on what mistakes and failures mean and look like when you consider these principles? I hope it does- and my goal is to convince you of this before the end of the week.

I am also going to cover the importance of surrounding ourselves with positive people. I am going to help you find ways to shift from those that bring you down, to those that support, love, and encourage you to become the greatest you.

Action Steps:

  1. Continue practicing your power hour routine every day this week. It should be getting easier to wake up, get started, and hopefully you are seeing powerful results from this time. Report to the FB group as to the changes you might be noticing. Sometimes little shifts and changes create huge results over time. Try to notice those subtle ways that your mind is shifting. Are you more inspired to ideas? Do you feel more positive during the day or have more energy?
  2. Write a list of all of the things that you are angry about yourself. Get real, get vulnerable and get mad! Write it all down on a sheet(s) of paper. If you are crying you are probably getting to some deep issues. When you are done? I want you to burn the paper and let it go. Try and find the lessons that you need to learn from each of these events. When you discover the meaning behind the mistakes, it allows yourself to heal. Feel free to share your thoughts about this activity.
  3. Jot down a few ideas of how you are going to surround yourself with more positive people. Are you going to join a new group? Are you going to ensure that you attend meetings where you can be around your mentor? Do you need a mentor, and if so how are you going to find them?
  4. Write your next two areas of focus on your audio vision board. Again, focus on saying it in present tense, as if it was already achieved and you are enjoying it right now. Getting stuck? Reach out on our FB group.

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