Forgive Yourself

Because we are afraid to fail we often build a negative case against ourselves. We can become so discouraged that we lose our energy. Negativity seems to breed more negativity, and before long we stop worrying about failing because we have stopped trying to reach our goals. Then we stay in the safe middle ground. We are not afraid, but we always wonder what would have happened.

It is never to late to change negative thinking and forgive ourselves for our failures.We can start by looking for the good in ourselves. We can FOCUS on loving acts and thoughts and work through the ones that hurt us.

Lead From Within: You are the master of your life and while you cannot control all of the events in your life you can control your reaction to these events. So instead of dwelling on what you haven’t achieved, give yourself credit for what you have done and have been able to.

Call To Action: I suggest you grab a notepad and pen – then sit down and write all the good things that are going on in your life right now. List all the good things that you have. List all your positive qualities – things that you like about yourself. Then everyday – spend at least 20 minutes thinking about those things – and after a few weeks you’ll start to see things differently.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. John Ikeda

    18. Apr, 2010

    Thanks Lolly…. Sometimes I need to hear that again.

    All the best…

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  2. Juan

    18. Apr, 2010

    Thank Loli so insightfull and truthfull. We need to search from within, as it is inside our mind we just need to discover ourselves.

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  3. mary

    31. May, 2010

    this first paragraph is exactly where i’ve been. it’s encouraging to know that others can recognize this…and change their lives.


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