Monday Motivation: Let It Go
Monday Motivation, 5.24.2021
Written by: Dawn Paciocco
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
So many of us walk around harboring things that we have little to no control of. Maybe we have been hurt by someone, maybe we did something wrong to someone else and they can’t get over it and we feel guilty. There are so many people who live life day to day worrying about something that happened months, years ago. Shoot even something that happened yesterday that upset you, you can’t shake it and you can’t stop thinking about it. My husband was upset about an event that had happened, for days he continued to talk about it and it was really under his skin. I looked at him and said “You said your peace, you explained yourself, you have done nothing wrong and you are wasting your energy still thinking and talking about it, move on”. He agreed, (because I am always right 😊) and we moved on to discuss something that was more positive.
Control what you can control! Control YOUR attitude, YOUR joy, YOUR effort. I’ve been hurt. It sucks when something happens that shakes you and upsets you that you feel like you can’t let it go. But do you really want to go through life just thinking about that horrible thing something said to you? Or do you want to move on and focus on something nice that someone said instead. I bet if you really sat and thought, I would bet that you have been told way more nice, positive things by people then you have something shitty that made you want to cry or punch someone. Save that time and energy of focusing on the bad and let’s focus on the good. Stop bringing yourself and others down (because you know when you complain to others, its bringing them down too.) It’s ok to vent, get it out and then move on. If it happened years ago, and you’ve gotten an apology, then it is done and over. Stop being afraid of what happened and get excited about what can be with all that negative energy gone!
I have hurt myself, I have hurt others. I am not perfect and I know that. But what I have learned over the past few years is you can’t go through life worried about the things you can’t control. Chances are that the other person isn’t even thinking about it. So that friend said something to you that really hurt, you got in a argument. Well guess what, that is part of life. You are not always going to agree because we are not all the same. Make the apology, accept the apology and MOVE ON! Stop focusing on the negative and as Elsa said, LET IT GO, LET IT GO!
Dawn Paciocco joined The Rogers-Long Team in September 2018 as the team’s Client Care Coordinator. Dawn spent 17 years in the financial services industry and much like Stacy, was first a client of Ben & Kevin’s before joining the team. After a couple years discussing the possibility of Dawn joining, The RLT excitedly brought her on due to her fun-loving attitude and belief in the team’s mission to build an army of people that does good, becomes better, and strives to be the best.