“Life is short. Play hard.” We’ve heard this before.
When you’re carrying around emotional baggage, it hurts!
Emotional baggage is all the pain, the hurts, the blame and shame, disappointments and frustrations you have accumulated over the period of your life.
- It hurts you more than the other person
- It stops you from playing the biggest game of your life!
- It keeps you stuck, unfulfilled and going round in circles… until you finally had enough and decide to make a fresh start, a new beginning.
But if you haven’t made peace with your past, nothing really changes. The faces and places may change but the `dramas’ stay the same. Sometimes they get even worse!
There’s a saying… “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die…
You can replace the word `anger’ with pain, hurts, fear, frustration, depression, stress and any other negative emotions.
Then there are the judgments! Judgments that people have made on you and those that you have made on other people. How would you like to live a life without judgments?
Just google `judgments’ (sometimes spelt with an e) and this is just one of the findings:
If this resonates with you, please stop drinking the fatal Kool-Aid and get help to release the pain from your past.
Photo credit: Flickr: Nisha A – beauty of the wide blue sky.
Making peace with your past, making peace with yourself cannot be under-estimated.
When you look into the mirror, do you like what you see?
A self-aware person knows themselves. They’ve taken time to examine their lives, to release emotional baggage, to check their beliefs to see if there are any negative or self limiting beliefs holding them back and to do any necessary fine-tuning to help them get to the next stage of their lives.
A self-aware person makes good decisions to move on, to release and let go, so that they can step confidently into the future of their own choosing instead of being stuck or trapped in the past of `same old, same old’…
Sometimes it helps to have another person to coach them and to hold them accountable to their new goals. They may get help to release and let go of emotional baggage. Also, it can be easier to `unload’ to a stranger who knows nothing about you and who can be objective. Having someone to listen to you and support you through each stage of the recovery process is something which you need to experience for yourself to understand how invaluable it is.
During Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough To Success program which I attended in August 2013 in Tucson, Arizona, he gave us `homework’ to do everyday of the 5-day event. One of which was to `talk’ to ourselves in the mirror. Some people actually found it incredibly hard to do, as they have lost touch with themselves, found it hard to even look at their reflection in the mirror and to look at the eyes staring back at them.
Please contact me if you would like to make peace with your past, with yourself.
A self-aware person is really the master of yourself! It’s incredibly powerful! Please give yourself the gift of your own personal power.
Stop hiding from yourself and the incredible contribution that you are to the world!
Photo credit: Flickr: Earth-Bound Misfit, I – Blue Sky.
Many thanks to Robert Hossary, GM NSW of American Chamber of Commerce, 11 Sep 2014, who provided me this quote!
I saw this Amazing movie last Saturday and it made a big impact on me.
Then I saw a post on LinkedIn about being a loser, down on your luck and picking yourself up from the bottom…
I was inspired to write about how Guardians of the Galaxy has given a new meaning to the word `loser’.
Normally negative. By all means, it wouldn’t be a compliment to be called a loser.
But Guardians changed all this. People are proudly calling themselves `@Spacelosers’ on Twitter!
Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt) also called `legendary outlaw Star-Lord’ (mostly by himself), turned to his bunch of followers and said, “I look around and you know what I see?” Pregnant pause. “Losers…”
Oops! If someone had said that to you, you’d probably get mad!
Luckily he continued and explained. “I mean, people who have lost stuff, homes, families…”
Catch the rest on my LinkedIn article below.
#StarLord, Thank you! You’re Legend!
People are proud to `lose’ their baggage and reinvent themselves!
Catch my post here…
Linkedin: Guardians of the Galaxy – A Bunch of Losers?