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Forgive the Former Version of Yourself

By Sofia Essen @GetYourUnique

In my previous blog entry, I talked about letting go of the past and moving on. Today, I want to talk a little about moving on even if other people either can’t or don’t want to move on.

As I said before, I’m no angel. I’m only human. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. And there have been times in my life when I wasn’t the best person, friend and daughter I could have been. In the past, I’ve let myself and others down. But now I’ve moved on. I’ve forgiven the former version of myself.

What’s done is done. There’s no going back. The past is unchangeable.

If you want to move on, then you too have to forgive the former version of yourself. Life is about trial and error. We all screw up and we all make mistakes, some of which deeply hurt other people. You can’t undo anything you’ve done but you can apologize. There’s a chance your apology won’t be accepted, of course.

So what do you do if your apology isn’t accepted? Quite frankly, once you’ve apologized, it isn’t your problem anymore. If the person on the receiving end of your apology refuses to let go and move on, that’s his or her choice. He or she is free to keep dwelling on old hurts. That’s their choice. The only person you can control is you. Accept that and move on. Move on and focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

My famous last words for today:

Your past does not have to define who you are today or who you can become. It’s your choice.

That’s all for now. Have a great day!

Forgive the Former Version of Yourself

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