Leadership is Forgiveness

Leadership is Forgiveness

True forgiving is the ability to sincerely state,
‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’

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Being Angry is Pointless

Life is short.

Do you really want to spend it being upset?

Think about it: most problems take care of themselves, don’t they?

Most bad news is eventually followed, by good news.

Most frustrations decrease with time.

Everything in this life is impermanent.
Both the good and bad. Happy and sad. Up and down.
Nothing lasts forever save what you become inside.

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I encourage you to use your life experience productively.

Forgiving is wise Life Leadership.

Everyone is doing the best they can with what they know and have—including you.

People are not their behaviors.
People choose to behave but that’s not who they truly are. Develop compassion.

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Don’t give temporary issues more substance and permanence than they deserve.

Life flows by us like a stream; and way more quickly than we’d like.

Days and moments wasted are spent and can never be regained.

Use them wisely.

There are only two things you can do with time. Spend it. Or invest it.
Time spent is gone forever. Time invested creates a lifetime annuity.

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Anger, worry, frustration, doubt and fear are disempowering emotions and they steal your lifeforce.

True forgiving is not agreement. It’s just understanding.

I realize now I was very angry when I exited prison in 2013. It was primarily unconscious at the time.

I was angry at the legal system, I was angry and hurt by those who I felt betrayed me. There were individuals who sat under oath and told lies about what I had said and done.

I was angry at the entire situation. At the colleagues who were once my “greatest friends” and who always wanted to partner with me; and then they absolutely disappeared when things went sideways.

That hurt.


What hurt more was those who took their chance to go into the media and get their few moments of fame deriding me and attacking me. Some even wrote books and articles slamming me—who just months previously told me how much they “loved me.”

Can you relate to any of this? At any level?

Read Here: Do you realize that when you forgive others, they’re actually forgiving the part of themselves that the other represents.

Slowly I realized that the only person my anger and lack of forgiveness was hurting was me; and my greatest anger and lack of forgiveness was with and for myself.

Forgive. Let go. Poison always kills the host.

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Here’s what I’ve learned:

  1. Forgive yourself first. Ultimately, you’re doing the best you can; and if you can’t forgive yourself, you’ll never move forward.
  2. Forgive others. As stated, everybody is doing the best they can with what they know and the abilities that have.
  3. Forgive the situation. You made a bad decision? You put yourself in a bad situation? In retrospect you would have done something differently? I get it; and that’s how we learn. Success is a lousy teacher. Failures and mistakes bring life PhD’s.

Success is a lousy teacher.
Failures and mistakes being life PhD’s.

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Redemptive Leaders® save themselves and others from evil and error. If you’d like to heal your anger, frustration, self-doubt and lack of courage it’d be a privilege to help you facilitate that process.

Redemptive Leaders® save themselves and others from evil and error.
Redeem your life. Redeem your business. Take Your Power Back!

James Arthur Ray

I look forward to working with you on a greater level,


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