When we start down the path of accountability and begin taking responsibility for our own happiness and our success (or lack thereof) we are likely to feel a range of emotion. We may feel strong or scared, inspired or intimidated. More often than not, we might start to feel a bit of shame or embarrassment as we compare our wiser, more polished selves to who we used to be or who we would like to be.
We know that what has been done cannot be undone, but doing better is the most effective way to mend wounds created by past mistakes. If inaction has brought you a sense of failure, taking action now might yield success. If you were once a drama king or queen, staying calm and not overstating your case might bring about a respect you may have not enjoyed before. If you have been a little “crazy in love”, learning how to love in a healthier and more independent way may bring you closer to your partner (or make you more attractive to potential partners).
The more open we are to accepting that we don’t know everything and are imperfect beings all doing the best we can in the moment, the less stuck we will be. We will understand that life is about progression and growth and that change is possible and the only way to live our best life. Adjustments in our behavior and direction are what allow us to move to the next level, no?
Your life is yours for the taking and the only person standing in your way is you. It may seem as though others are holding you back or fate wants to pin you down but the truth is this: when you are successful and happy and healthy, you share that success, happiness and health with the world. We all benefit.
Move forward into the direction of your dreams. Study. Plan. Meditate. Dream, and most importantly, work your patooty off to finally achieve those goals you have put away on the shelf.
I believe in you.