Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I won't settle for LESS anymore ♥

Forgive yourself. You are human and we all make mistakes ~
Forgiving yourself allows healing.  Accept you are not perfect and know you will fail and make poor choices.  Don't let your failures and poor choices define who you are, but allow you to grow and become a stronger individual.  You made that choice at that moment for a reason and with purpose.  When you can forgive yourself you will find peace.  Make your amends to those you've hurt, and let it go.  You can only say "I'm sorry" for so long.  Don't let guilt or any other crutch eat away at you.  Forgive yourself and free yourself.

Stand up for yourself and stop giving too much of your life to others ~
There is a difference in helping others and allowing yourself to do too much.  Learn to recognize it.
Remember that the word "NO" is not a bad word.  Sometimes we are uncomfortable saying it because we may want to please the other person, but in end if you continue to compromise yourself for others the only one suffering is you.  It takes practice just like everything else in life. Set boundaries and don't deter from them. You are worth it just as much as the next person.

Remember life is one big chalk board, learn the lesson written on it, learn from any mistakes, erase it, and try again ~
Allow yourself to make mistakes, several times.  Learn from them and don't beat yourself up for your errors. Sometimes we make the same exact mistake over and over before we can learn from them but eventually you will get it.  Ask family, friends, a counselor or support group for help.  Healthy viewpoints from the outside world sometimes can be extremely helpful.  Reading an article, listening to a conversation or even just talking it out sometimes will make you realize what needs to change.  Review your chalkboard daily, learn from the mistakes, erase them and give the answer another shot.  How we understand what is written on our own personal chalkboard is unique to each one of us.  Do what works for you.

You cannot force change upon anyone, so stop trying ~
One of my favorites quotes is, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."  Begin there; with YOU.  Acceptance of who people are is the key.  If you don't like what they stand for, how they speak to others, the life they lead; you have the power to walk away and separate yourself from that person.  You can't force someone love you, to stop drinking or using drugs, stop lying or cheating, or having personality traits that irritate you.  The first thing you must accept is that they can't change for you.  They must do it for themselves. Stop frustrating and exhausting yourself in trying, instead Focus on You. 

Don't settle for less than you deserve ~
One of the most valuable gifts in life is time.  Do yourself a favor and don't settle for less than you deserve in life.  Take time to enjoy every minute of every day. You are worth all the happiness you can get from this world.  Live life to the fullest and be an example to others because you never know who is watching.  You may help someone realize they shouldn't settle for less than they deserve. Time is precious, so why settle?  

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