Nella Coiro

Make Forgiveness Your New Year Resolution!


Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want to learn how to be kinder to yourself? Are you interested in losing weight? Do you want to be a better person, spouse, partner, parent or friend? What if I were to tell you this is all begins with working on forgiveness?

I know some of these questions sound far-fetched, but work with me here. Keep reading…

I know that you’re probably saying: “Seriously? What does losing weight have to do with forgiveness?” 

Let’s explore another what if.  What if achieving one goal builds your confidence and motivates you to tackle other goals?

Maybe you think your goals are unattainable. But what if they are truly within your reach?  And if so, why do so many people fail at achieving their New Year’s resolutions?

Let’s look at a couple of reasons…

The first reason is that some people simply talk themselves out of further action. They think about what they need to do in order to achieve the goal, and they become overwhelmed with thoughts and become tired before they begin. Then they rationalize this by saying they were not really interested in achieving that goal anyway. Does any of this sound familiar?

Intension + motivation + focused action = success.

I am sure that you have used this equation in other areas of your life with at least one success. This would imply that you have talents, vision and motivation, even if they’re dormant at the moment. So then, what’s going on here? Put simply, it’s all about energy. This is something that I have personally struggled with in the past.  My mind was full-speed-ahead, but I felt as if I simply did not have the energy to finish the task. 

Now what do you think drains your energy more than anything else? Yep, you’ve guessed it — resentments, anger, hurt, psychological pain and all of the oppressive emotions of unforgiveness. Since we have been so brainwashed by the various misconceptions of forgiveness, and we are unable to recognize its healing power, we waste our energy as we continue to live, breath and nurture our resentments. And that is why we lack the energy to achieve our goals. 

Once you’re able to forgive, you will be able to use this extra energy for your benefit rather than for your detriment. All of the wasted energy that you used to nurture your resentments will be available to you in a positive way.  Each healed resentment will offer you more energy.     

So, by making forgiveness your primary New Year resolution, you will have the energy to achieve your other New Year resolutions as well.

Go for it! You’ve got this!  

Here’s to a forgiving, healthy, happy and blessed 2019! 

Drop me a note or comment to let me know how you’re doing.

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