Got off track over the holidays? No worries. It happens to me too! What I have learned is that the gravest error is not falling down, but choosing to stay there.
Here is the simple 3-step process I use to get back on track. I believe it can help you too.
STEP 1: Forgive.
Often we are so forgiving of others, but when was the last time you gave yourself a break? Dwelling in your mistakes does major damage to your self-esteem. It makes you a prisoner when what you really need is to be set free. Let it go, forgive and move on!
STEP 2: Learn.
The healthy way to respond to our mistakes is not to dwell on them but to learn from them. What triggered the series of events? And I need you to go deeper than the incident that just occurred. Every action that we take is a result of a thought. What thoughts led you to this place? What people, places, or things sparked that thought? Is there a bigger, underlying issue that you need to address? Unless we take the time to learn from our past, we are doomed to repeat it.
STEP 3: Resolve.
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
You veered off track? So what?! Everyone does. What’s going to make you different is what you decide to do now. Resolve and plan to do it differently next time. It may seem like you've been here so many times before that there is no hope. I'm here to tell you that there is hope. As long as you are alive, you have the potential to change. All you have to do is activate that potential by deciding not to give up and beginning again more intelligently. Use what you learned in step two to come up with a new plan.
Here are a few ideas that you can implement over the next 3-7 days to get you started:
So forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes and come up with a new game plan that sets you up for success.
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