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Because This Is Your Life

This is something I used to do much more often than not…

And I know you’ve done it too. The only question is, “how often?”

Do you know what it is?

If you do, are you aware that it goes against the very thing vital to your existence and especially how you would love your life to be?

What I’m referring to is “getting angry” when things don’t go your way. And at the core of this is that of you feeling “hurt”…

Because after all anger masks hurt.

But it’s also masking the critically important thing that’s involved in how you would love your life to be.

And what I’m referring to is knowing who you truly are…

Also known as being your true self.

In those moments when you get angry and feel “hurt” something happens to your true self…you forget it.

The idea here is to be aware of this and the best way to do so is by asking…

“Do you remember who you are?”

Because when you do, you’ll have a high probability of “catching” yourself in those heat of the moment situations.

I can still remember many of the times that I would “fly off the handle” when things didn’t go my way. And I’ll admit that it was happening a good 75% of the time.

But what I wasn’t aware of at the time was that in many ways I lost myself in those moments.

It’s funny because looking back on it all now, I can see the benefits or the “higher order” of it because it turned out to be a vital part of being able to turn my life around.

And it all began by asking the question, “do I remember who I am?”

So back to what I said earlier and now let me ask you…

“Do you remember who you are?”

As you think about this and answer it for yourself, just realize as I did, that you have every possible positive and negative trait there is.

And this is a good thing because it makes up who you really are.

For example…

There will be moments in your life when being mean and challenging to someone else is needed…in a good way to help someone else and even yourself. Look no further than your family and children and you’ll see this to be true.

They’ll be moments when being nice and supporting are needed. And this includes towards yourself as well as others.

The same is true in how you react to other people and situations…

Because when you’re able to see both sides of things equally, you’ll see (and remember) more of who you really are.

And in the process love and appreciate yourself even more.

In fact, isn’t it all about appreciating and loving yourself…

So you can also love and appreciate others for who they are.

I’d say so because this allows you to see the magnificence of you.

It gets you to see that you really do matter…

And it also gets you to remember who you are…

The special person who contributes a tremendous amount of value to the world through your uniqueness.

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