The election wrapped up this week. And I’ve noticed many people expressing a variety of emotions. Expressing how you feel is important. So do it!

If you feel angry, be angry.

If you feel sad, be sad.

You get the idea.

Take this time to fully feel.

But once you’ve expressed your emotions, STOP!

Blaming your friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans won’t serve you. So STOP blaming others!

If you want to move on and be happy, being a victim won’t serve you in any way.

And this goes beyond politics. This is relevant to every area of your life.

If you want to feel freedom in your life, you need to let go of the things you can’t control:

The media.

The government.

The weather.

The traffic.

Your partner.

The opinion’s of others.

 

I’ve Played The Victim Card Many Times

I’ve had many bad things happen in my life: emotional abandonment, parents’ divorce, my own divorce, health issues, car breakdown, financial loss…just to name a few.

It doesn’t matter what it was, I had a choice in how I would live my life after those moments. Some of these things I caused directly. Others were a result from outside circumstances.

Either way, I had a choice.

I could choose to be a victim and let the external forces take over – let them control me.

Control my thoughts.

Control my feelings.

Control my beliefs.

Or, I could empower myself and take full ownership of my life.

I choose the latter.

 

What About You?

Right now YOU have a choice.

At any moment when shit doesn’t go your way, YOU have a choice.

The bad things in life don’t happen to you, they happen for you. There WILL be moments that are devastating and tragic, but what’s the meaning behind it? What’s the lesson?

The election is over. It’s done. You can’t change the outcome, but you can change the circumstances within your control.

 

So what will you do today?

How will you make an impact on your life?

It’s time to take action and full ownership. If you don’t, then someone else will.

Someone else will tell you how to think.

Someone else will tell you how to feel.

Someone else will tell you how to think.

 

Take responsibility.

Take ownership.

Go out and start owning your power.