Welcome to this week's episode of the Mom Aligned Podcast, where we will be discussing the topic of forgiveness.
We all make mistakes, and sometimes we pay a hefty price for them. As entrepreneurs, we make decisions that can lead to financial and emotional losses, and looking back, we often realize that we ignored warning signs that were right in front of us. We tend to cling to our past mistakes, carrying them like a heavy luggage bag with clothes that no longer fit, and they can affect our future decisions if we're not careful.
I can relate to this on a personal level, as I have made some decisions in the past that had catastrophic consequences. I was afraid of starting anything new because of my previous business failure. It was a significant setback for me, and it really knocked me off my feet. I had somehow connected my sense of self-worth to my ability to be a successful entrepreneur. I was carrying all the shame and guilt around with me, and it wasn't until I recognized what I was doing that I could begin to move on.
One day, a friend asked me why I wasn't angrier at the people involved in the situation, and I realized that I was really angry at myself. I was smarter than this, and I couldn't believe that I didn't see it coming. But as soon as I recognized what I was doing, I could choose a different path. I forgave myself for my mistake, and I learned from it.
Forgiveness requires something to die, according to Brene Brown.
In my case, it was the expectation that everything I try as an entrepreneur will be successful. We need to grieve our losses and our expectations to forgive ourselves fully. If we are carrying around our past mistakes, we will not be able to move forward and create the future and the business that we want.
So, if you're struggling to forgive yourself for past mistakes, I want you to check in with yourself today. Ask yourself if there's anything that you haven't forgiven yourself for. It's time to lighten the load and forgive yourself for the choices you've made, even if you ignored red flags. You deserve to be free of the baggage that's holding you back, and you deserve to create the future and the business that you want. It's okay to let go of your mistakes and learn from them.
In conclusion, forgiveness is a crucial step towards moving on from our past mistakes. We need to let go of our baggage and learn to forgive ourselves to create the future and the business that we want. It's okay to make mistakes, and it's okay to learn from them. So, my friend, let go of your baggage and start afresh. Thank you for tuning into this episode, and I'll see you next week.
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