“Learn To Forgive, Learn To Let Go” – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (Jess Glynne)

Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are a human being capable of making mistakes. We all make mistakes. Learn from them and grow. Shame is different than guilt. When we are ashamed of ourselves, we impede psychological growth. The damage is pervasive to the core of our being and prevents feelings of genuine concern and growth from arising. Guilt is the acknowledgement of responsibility for our actions. While guilt and shame go hand in hand, guilt allows us to empathize with the other person’s pain and feel remorse. When that happens, we can use that empathy as a tool to learn how to prevent instilling that kind of pain upon the other person again.

Learn to forgive. Learn to let go. (Shame vs. Guilt)
Clarity and focus doesn’t always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you. (1)


15 thoughts on ““Learn To Forgive, Learn To Let Go” – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (Jess Glynne)

  1. Thanks for this Jess! 🙂 Lol and thanks for reminding me to not be so hard on myself! One thing I have struggled with throughout my life is too much guilt actually…for things that are not even my own fault….however I do consider myself to be an empathetic person…sometimes it goes into overdrive and needs to be balanced out for sure as I beat myself up if I can’t “fix” everything. Great post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for commenting Cavelle! I’m EXACTLY the same way. I’ll exhaust myself taking on everyone’s pain on top of my own. You just gotta move forward, especially if they have already forgiven you. Trust me. I reread this post all the time now as a reminder. 😉

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