As humans, we are creatures of habit. Let’s be honest with ourselves; as we developed from adolescence to adulthood we’ve learned and carried behaviors that are counterproductive to our maturity and well-being, while other habits empower us.
Some of our behaviors are hereditary and birthed inside of our being from inception. Many are taught to us from our parent/s and those in our household. Some behavioral patterns are learned from teachers, friends and other peers.
Overtime our beings that were once pure became tarnished. Thank goodness for redemption! Once we honestly accept who’ve become and set our mind on who we want to be, then we can start the process of redeeming ourselves.
None of us are perfect. Part of being human is making mistakes. The other part of being human is learning from your mistakes and doing your best not to repeat them. This is the hardest part for most of us. But today I’d like you to challenge yourself.
Be honest with yourself. Examine yourself without a filter. Think about the mistakes you are making and the ones you’ve made over the years. In your reflections please don’t blame others for your shortcomings. Take ownership for the wrongdoings that you’ve committed. You won’t remember them all but the ones that remain prominent in your mind are probably your biggest ones.
After you reflect and judge yourself then forgive yourself for those mistakes. This begins the healing process that is paramount in your success.
Make a commitment that you will be good to yourself and others. This will require you to change the way you think, the way you speak, the way you look, your outlook on life, your everyday habits and the way you treat others. Practicing will make you better at it.
Begin to hold yourself to a higher standard. Start by loving yourself. Put yourself on a pedestal. Commit to changing the negative things about you. Strengthen your moral compass. Commit to being a respectful person with personal convictions. Create a defining line in your mind and spirit. This will help you to reject the negative and accentuate the positive. Assure yourself that you deserve a change for the better. You deserve all good things and you deserve greatness!
Be determined, be positive and be upstanding! Today is the perfect day to get started!