Don’t Kick your own ass too hard

A lot of these posts are about encouraging you to do something outside your comfort zone to get better results in your life. It’s about powering through fear to do the things we never thought we could, and when we do, WOW what a rush of happiness and self love.

However, in the process of pushing yourself you will inevitably screw up or make a mistake. I personally have made a lifetime worth of screw ups, so I can relate, believe me. The important thing to do in this situation is to be nice to yourself.

It’s really easy to feel guilty and angry and really kick your own ass about it, sometimes for days. But really- what will that do for you? It will sap all your energy and create a lot of negative self talk which makes it almost impossible to focus on other things, or feel happy.

So, do yourself a favor. When you mess up, forgive yourself. Literally say, or write down the words “Rolo, I forgive you for hitting the snooze button and waking up 4 hours late” or whatever it was. Take a moment and see if you can learn anything about your mess up to see why it happened and how you can prevent it from happening again.

Like for example,  when I sleep in, it’s either because I didn’t get enough sleep the night before or I am just not motivated enough to get up and do the thing I said I would. So I can work on those two things to prevent sleeping in in the future.

The bottom line is that forgiving yourself feels awesome. It will release all that negative emotion and let you get on with your day. No matter how late you slept in.

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