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Letting Go of the PAST – The File Cabinet of Life(c)

stuffed file cabinet Do you face challenges with letting go of the PAST because your File Cabinet of Life is filled to overflowing with STUFF you keep pulling up? Do you want to let go of this STUFF so you can progress in your life and move forward with what God has created just for you?

Oftentimes, we hold on to STUFF because…

1. It just feels good.

2. It still looks purposeful.

3. You will miss it when it’s gone.

STUFFSomething That Undermines Forward Functioning (and, yes, I just made that up!)

Something That Undermines Forward Functioning.

Think about this: when you spend so much of your time dwelling on the PAST and what was, you fail to consider what is and what could be.

When you spend so much of your time dwelling on the PAST, your future is put on hold and you become discouraged because there is no forward movement.

What can you do?

Clean out your File Cabinet of Life(c)!

Take some time today and begin wading through those things in your File Cabinet that you can discard because they serve no useful purpose. Follow these three tips:

1. Pull up your earliest memory as a test from your File Cabinet of Life(c). If it is pleasant, keep it. If not-so-pleasant, discard in the Round File of Life(c).

2. Now, pull up your earliest, not-so-pleasant memory. My first was a memory of sexual abuse. Take it out of your File Cabinet. Consider it from all angles. Since it is over and done with, there is really no need for you to file it anymore. Get a different perspective. Give yourself permission to see that you were not in control. And if you were, you were too young to do anything differently. Release the memory and place the file in the Round File of Life(c).

3. Go through and assess all the files in your File Cabinet. If they are beneficial, keep them. If not, throw them out.

Now, there is more to this. To learn from about using the File Cabinet of Life(c), order my book, How To Get Over Yourself and Let Go of the PAST, today. Here is the link: http://drillsergeantoflife.com/products/

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If this post has been beneficial to you and resonates in your heart, please share with someone else who might need a breakthrough in this area of their life. As always, I treasure your comments, encouragement, and suggestions. Please respond to this blog or send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Until next time, May God abundantly bless you in all that you do. Especially in Letting Go of the PAST! God Is Faithful!.

Beatrice

 

Letting Go of Your PAST: The Process…

Holding on to the past

The Process of Letting Go of Your PAST…

Don’t you wish life were just ABC and 123? Wouldn’t it be so simple if you had a plan for letting go of your past so you could grab hold of your awesome future?

Believe it or not, there is! And here is the process…

  1. Step one
  2. Prepare your heart and mind to let go.

  3. Step two
  4. Prepare your life to let go.

  5. Step three
  6. Choose to experience the newness that letting go will bring.

  7. Step four
  8. Gain a different perspective because you are letting go.

  9. Step five
  10. Enjoy the new journey that life offers because you are letting go.

Everything is a process! In order for you to enjoy scrambled eggs for breakfast, you must follow a process.

scrambled eggs

You can’t just place two eggs in a skillet and turn the stove on and expect scrambled eggs! First of all, you must crack open the eggs! If you just place two whole eggs in the skillet and turn on the heat, all you are going to enjoy is cleaning up a mess!

And that’s what your life will become if you don’t follow a distinct, specific process of letting go of your PAST. Each step has to be taken seriously and on purpose so you can reach your goal.

Although the above steps may seem simplistic, and it may seem as though you can skip step three and move forward to step four, don’t do it! Each step is designed for you to process and progress so you may achieve the optimal results of letting go of your PAST.

The desire of The Drill Sergeant of Life is that you walk in personal Power, Productivity, and Prosperity. Our posts about the Process of Letting Go of Your PAST will enable you to move forward in your quest as never before. If you are finding benefit from our posts, please feel free to pass them along to someone who may not be at the level of letting go of the PAST that you are!

Stay tuned! The BEST is yet to come! God is faithful!

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

Forgiveness is the Key

Several years ago while writing my second book of the Get Over Yourself series, How To Get Over Yourself and Let Go of the P.A.S.T., I learned an interesting thing. In addition to forgiving those who had perpetrated infractions against me, I had to forgive myself! Yes! I had to forgive myself.

You see, many times when we are going through life, we do stupid stuff: stupid stuff that can cause us to hop down one bunny trail after the other as we get further and further away from our purpose and destiny. Let’s be honest here: many times while we are hopping on the bunny trails of life, we cause ourselves to not be all we were called and created to be, to not do all we were called and created to do, and to definitely not have all we were called and created to have in life.

And then, we have the tendency to blame everything on someone else. That is so not right! But, when we do this, and we go back and forgive others who we feel have hurt us, we must also go back and forgive ourselves for the dumb things we have done that have kept us from becoming who we were supposed to become in life. We must give ourselves permission to move forward in life. When we do this, the burdens of guilt, doubt, anger and fear lifts off our shoulders and allow us to move freely in the direction we are supposed to move in. It frees us to pursue those things we thought had eluded us because of our dumb mistakes.

And it’s not too late! If you are still breathing, there is still time for you to become who you were supposed to become. Just forgive yourself and move forward so you can be all you care to be in the Armed Forces of Life! Be abundantly blessed! Beatrice