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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 9

LETTING GO OF YOUR PAST AND MOVING FORWARD

Forgiveness is a most powerful weapon because it frees you from the bondage that comes with holding onto anger. When you hold onto anger, it’s actually anger that’s holding onto you.

—Author Unknown

One of the things we absolutely need to do if we are to have a life worth smiling about is to forgive more. We need to forgive ourselves and even forgive others who have wronged us. When we hang onto resentment and negative feelings, we create baggage in our life that weighs us down. It’s just like when you check in at the airport; if you have extra baggage, it costs you. Well, in life, when you have extra baggage, it also costs you—obviously not in a monetary sense, but I’d say that these costs ...

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