The Power of Letting Go: Why You Should Never Label Yourself
Do you often judge your actions or label yourself based on mistakes made in the past? This can be especially detrimental if done with negative connotations, as it will only lead to feelings of unhappiness and discontentment that can affect your present and future self. If you find yourself constantly labeling your mistakes, thoughts, or feelings, it’s time to learn about the power of letting go and how it can positively impact your life from this day forward.
We Are Constantly Changing
We all go through phases where we feel like a certain label fits us perfectly- whether it be the smartest, the most attractive, or the best. However, that is never going to last long because at some point, those feelings will come back to haunt you and make you regret your decision in picking that label for yourself.
Labeling Ourselves Holds Us Back
We label ourselves from a young age. Whether it’s identifying with a certain gender, or becoming a member of a clique. We are taught to put labels on ourselves and others, but this only holds us back. Labels make you feel like you’re stuck in one specific category, and as time goes on you’re never able to break out from that mold.
It may be hard to take off your labels at first, but with time they’ll start to fade away. The best way to get rid of them is by acknowledging their existence, but not letting them define who you are.
We Can Learn From Our Mistakes
Yes, we are always learning and growing. We cannot go back in time to change our past, but we can learn from it. People will always make mistakes, but the ones who learn from them have a better chance at success than those who do not. Learn from your mistakes instead of dwelling on them or blaming others for them.
Everyone Makes Mistakes
Nobody’s perfect, and that includes you. It is important to remember that when you make a mistake, because it means that you are trying and not just sitting back and watching life happen without any input from yourself. Sometimes, the best thing to do when you make a mistake is to learn from it so that it does not happen again in the future. The past is gone; there is no point in dwelling on it or trying to change what has happened. The only way for things to get better is for people- including yourself- to move on and make new mistakes, but hopefully with better outcomes this time around!
- Allow yourself to feel anger and any other emotions that may come up. Accept them as a natural reaction to what happened. 2. Don’t buy into the story that you are worthless or undeserving because you made a mistake or acted inappropriately in the past. 3. If you’re feeling regretful, give yourself some time to work through it without labeling yourself as a terrible person. 4. Forgive your parents for making mistakes and not being perfect, but forgive them from an adult perspective instead of holding onto old hurts from childhood. 5. Forgive yourself for making mistakes and learn from them so they don’t happen again in the future 6) Focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you still have to go 7) Do something nice for someone else
Neither blame others nor yourself
You are not your past and you are not what is happening to you right now. So don’t label yourself, learn from the past and move on. Feelings come and go; they are never stationary. Neither blame others nor yourself. When we change our perspective, we can change our perception, which will allow us to see more positives in life than negatives. With that said, always remember that people come into your life for a reason and they will leave when the time is right; so never be afraid to let them go when it’s time for them to leave your life. I hope this helps motivate you to make changes in your life!