It starts with you…..

What does this mean, Laureen? I have been scarred. Tested. Hurt. Beat down. How do I forgive? The simple answer; it is a choice. Even in the most desperate of situations, we can choose to forgive. Trust me. I’ve done it.

When we choose to forgive, the first person we need to forgive is ourselves. Yes, forgive yourself first. Reach deep into your soul and recognize that we all tend to carry the weight of unforgiveness of self. Why did I let this happen? What did I do to create this? Why did I allow someone to define my peace and happiness? Forgive yourself! You are human, created with the free will to choose. Sometimes we make a wrong choice. The good news is that for every wrong choice, we learn and grow. Without these instances, we would remain complacent. Embrace the choices you made, learn from them, and redefine your belief system. It starts there.

Once you forgive yourself. Freedom avails. The freedom to get back up and forgive those in our lives that hurt us; personally, professionally. Once you can do this. Abundance ensues. Abundance that stems from a place of peace and understanding that no one can define you, but you.

Not everyone will see your amazingness. That is okay. You see it. Thrive on it. Continue on your journey from a good place. A place of inner strength and fortitude that you choose to create. Those who are meant to be in your life will find you by following the light that you shine in the world.

Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket. Shine for all to see. This is the new beginning and it starts with the act of self forgiveness.

#forgiveness #selfawareness #thriveglobal #arianahuffington #mindset 


  • Laureen

    Laureen Kautt - Live Your Life With Volition - BCC, NLP-CP

    Volitionary Movement

    Laureen is the Principal Coach and founder of The Volitionary Movement. Her practice grew out of her passion for helping people embrace life's changes. Her process and road map assists thousands in understanding their core purpose and how to translate that to a successful life. Laureen's consultative and strategic approach to individual and group coaching is embraced around the globe. She is solicited by recruiters and talent leaders for coaching and guidance. Laureen is sought after by universities such as the University of Colorado, Denver graduate program in international business, to speak on topics such as talent acquisition, interviewing skills, and the war for talent. Laureen’s philanthropic endeavors include faith-based education for children and adults. She is affiliated with organizations that care for orphans in São Tomé and Príncipe in Africa. Laureen also volunteers her time to assist veterans re-entering the civilian workforce.