Every office has their cliques and while joining cliques at work may seem to be the best for fitting in being a member of the office political party may serve short-term satisfaction, know that the best workers and the ones who get head are usually those who can empathize with others and can get ahead on their own merit. I’ve never been the one so starved for attention to jump on the bandwagon of office politics.
This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.
Don’t forget to pause, appreciate and give yourself much deserved credit for how far you’ve come. The most powerful mechanism against daily stress is free will, the will to choose one thought over another. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite words, they help me to focus inward whenever I need clarity in chaos or calm in when life gets stormy, they remind me that time is best spent focusing on the positive and not sitting too long despairing on the negative.
“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic
“Have a definite plan. It is not spiritual to be vague or to muddle along indefinitely. Do not allow other people to waste your time. Do not hold onto things you do not want. Order is Heaven’s first Law.” ~Emmet Fox
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset and/or expects you to say YES all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say NO without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.”