Do you think being “broken or worn down and weathered” is a bad thing from your past?

Good morning my fellow warriors out there fighting the good fight trying to be healthy and wise and putting yourself in good positions for longevity and long-term health.  I am here with my cuppa early early in the morning before I hop on the road for the two-hour trek up to Bangor for a team meeting.

Over the past couple of days, I have noticed as we have been reflecting on things that we are most proud about ourselves some people described their past as flawed, broken or something to forget and they are so much better now, and I have addressed this before but it really hit me last night as I was thinking about what to write/podcast today.

When you are an antique dealer or purchaser, what are you looking for the most?  You are looking for the most worn and weathered piece that has character and a full story behind it to add to your collection of antiques.  They look at broken, weathered and worn as amazing characteristics … as positive things.

Why do we feel differently about our broken, weathered and worn pasts?  Why do we treat them more like we want to forget about them rather than embracing them for that they are and what they have done to develop us as people and human beings.  It is a fabric of who we are.

We need to look at our pasts and use them as stepping-stones and preparations for the future and how we handle situations.  We need to treat it as a training ground for what we need to do to set ourselves for success in the future and those weathered and “broken” memories will only build our character to who we are and who we want to become.

So, as you are writing down your strengths and positive things about yourself, make sure you reflect on your entire journey and try to jot that down in your journal to prepare you for success moving forward.

Have a great day.

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6 thoughts on “Do you think being “broken or worn down and weathered” is a bad thing from your past?

  1. Super insightful, Shane! I am so grateful for the “before me”, who bore many challenges and faced many obstacles, and yet stayed engaged and finally came to a place of healing and health.

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    1. JP Thanks … I just feel that we so often try to erase our pasts rather than looking at it as a reference book or encyclopedia (don’t think the kids these days even know what those are anymore ;))

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