Are you one of those people who continue to beat yourself up about things of the past?
It’s time to stop that nonsense.
“Never be discouraged about your past. You may not fully realize all you have learned from it. Those who have weathered the largest storms are most able to understand how to help those who struggle. You have a rare and unique gift to offer the world.” The Baglady
It’s time to look at those old events as valued experiences for your present and future success.
Having grown up in a loving family, physical abuse was never part of my experience. I was unsympathetic to anyone who would put up with bad treatment. My thought was, “Get out!”
Imagine my surprise when I found myself in an abusive relationship and could not leave? My friends begged me and continually worried for my safety. Of course, I had my reasons (like all abused people do) for putting up with it.
While I was in the situation, it seemed like there were 2 voices in my head fighting with one another. The old me kept yelling “Get out.” The abused me found so many reasons why leaving seemed impossible.
Long story short, I finally escaped. But I also learned so much from the experience. I’m much more understanding and compassionate now.
Instead of beating yourself up for your past, what did you learn? How are you better for it?
The answers to those questions are now part of the gifts you can share with others.