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"What are you willing to change.."

It's time...
It was a great night. One of the gentlemen I affectionately call my Rich Dad was speaking at my business group's local workshop and he said something pretty profound. I've read "Think & Grow Rich" several times and thought his talk was going into Napoleons action plan (If you haven't read it, I'd suggest it) but his talk took a different turn. I thought I'd hear the oldie but goodie "Decide exactly what you want, decide what you want to give up and ...read it twice a day" talk and all that, but he said "What are you willing to change to get what you want?"
There goes that change word again. I'll admit I haven't always been the most open to change.  We all aren't always willing to change even if we say we are. I've definitely had those moments. My first thoughts naturally were "Why should I change? What's wrong with me? I've gotten where I am by being me! What I know and how I act now has …

Forgive yourself

Forgive yourself.
Yes, you've made mistakes, we all have. 
We're human.  
You forgive everyone else for their mistakes, but do you forgive yourself? 
I encourage you to seriously consider this concept. Your past can be experiences or dead weight. This depends entirely on how you decide to look at it.  If you look at it as situations you've overcome, then it's experiences.If you constantly think about the things you've done and let that deter you from doing things now, it's simply dead...unnecessary... weight.Don't become a hostage to your past by always reliving your mistakes and beating yourself down for making them. Mistakes are parts of life and proof you're living. Don't remind yourself of what should've, could've or would've been. You certainly can't change the past, but you can determine what happens from here on out. Which would you rather use your energy for?
Here's the "skinny." Your past does not dictate your futur…