Monday, June 24, 2013 4:08 AM
At the end of every chapter, there is a new beginning. Sometimes we need to let go in order to move on. Holding on is believing that there's only a past. But moving forward is knowing in your heart that there's a bright future ahead.
Always be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry and helped you learn and grow. Accept everything you have, everything you once had and the possibilities that lie ahead. It's all about finding the strength to embrace life's changes, to trust your intuition, to learn as you go, to realize that every experience has value and to continue taking positive steps forward. Remember, without change, there would be no sunrise!
Accept that not everything in life is meant to be modified or perfectly understood. Live, let go, learn what you can and don't waste energy worrying about the things you can't change.
Focus exclusively on what you can change and if you can't change something you don't like, change the way you think about it. Review your options and then re-frame what you don't like into a starting point for achieving something better.
No one else is responsible for you. You are in full control of your life and you must own your mistakes just as much as you claim your accomplishments. Don't blame your parents, your spouse, your children, your friends or your circumstances. Take responsibility! If you want to change, if you want to let go and move on with your life, you're the only person who can make it happen
Sometimes you need to take several steps back in order to gain clarity on a situation. The best way to do this is to simply take a break and explore something else for a while. Then you can return to where you started and see things with a new set of eyes. And the people there may see you differently too. Returning where you started is entirely different than never leaving.
Understand that some people come into your life just to strengthen you, so you can move on without them. They are supposed to be part of your memory, not your destiny. The bottom line is that when you have to start compromising your happiness and your potential for the people around you, it's time to change the people around you.
When life sets you up with a challenge, there's a reason for it. It's meant to test your courage and willingness to make a change and take a chance on something new. There's no point in denying that things are different now, or being fearful of the next step. The challenge will not wait even if you hesitate. Life only moves in one direction...forward. This challenge is your chance to let go of the old and make way for the new.
Review who you already are, the lifestyle you're currently living, and what makes you feel alive. Then nurture these things and make positive adjustments forcing you to grow and move beyond your current circumstances.
You can decide right now that negative experiences from your past will not predict your future. Figure out what the next positive step is, no matter how small or difficult, and take it.
Ultimately, the only thing you can ever really do is to keep moving forward. Take that leap without hesitation, without looking back.
Simply let go of the past, look straight ahead and welcome the future!