Claim Your Victory

We have all had many victories in our life, but the one victory that can mean the most is to relentlessly let go of the past and press forward with your goals.  That means to pursue with persistence and passion that which you want to claim for your life.  Identify events of the past that are still on the “regret” list, and dump them forever.  Recently, I was working on a project when suddenly, and without notice, a past regretful event popped into my head.

I have no idea where it came from, but immediately, and without hesitation, I dumped it by saying, “I was a different person then.  I have grown much since then.  Cancel, Cancel.”  By becoming a soldier of your thoughts and looking for the opportunities that will give you happiness and help you achieve your goals, you are working towards health and peace in your life.

Recently, I had a significant opportunity to speak to a large group of property managers.  As I walked into the room full of confidence, greeting members and moving about socially, confidence came over me. The type of confidence that says, “Get up there and seize this moment.  Hold their attention, entertain them, and do it all without any hesitation.”  I went up and gave one of my best performances because I was so sure that what I had to say, they wanted to hear.

It is time now to go after those gremlins of the past that are soaking up your energy, sapping your confidence, and bringing up past failures.  Cat Cora has a quote that I particularly like, “Take chances.  Mistakes are never a failure–they can be turned into wisdom.”  If we can identify our hesitancies, they frequently lie in the fear zone of our life experiences.

George Addair says, “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ”  When we leave the past and take time to focus on our goals, we leave fears behind.  Rediscover your confidence, open up your possibilities by making a phone call, sharing a dream with a friend, attending a workshop, and start unpacking your dream.  Karen Lamb says, “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.”  There isn’t the best time to start; start.   I wish you the boldness to pursue your victory today.

Now that you understand more about Claim Your Victory read this post on Develop a Vision for Victory here, Develop a Vision for Victory – Dr. Rich Patterson (

Author Cynthia Garrett has a great book on I Choose Victory here I Choose Victory | LIFE Outreach International (


Yours for a Better Life,