From the moment I launched “The Comeback Dad,” I’ve had people send messages and emails, and even stop me in the street to tell me stories of how they’ve been able to let go of the past by extending uncommon forgiveness.
You see when we’ve been hurt in relationships or experienced some kind of failure—whether personal or professional—we often fall into the trap of becoming bitter and resentful.
Too much of our mental energy is spent stewing on the past. We hope those who we feel have wronged us will eventually “pay” or get what we feel like they “deserve.”
We begin to harbor hate and seek revenge.
But when we engage in this toxicity, we end up causing more pain, and we forfeit the life of freedom we were designed to live.
When I decided to refuse to live in resentment and, instead, extend crazy generosity, love, and forgiveness, everything in my life changed.
When I began to focus on my wellbeing, every one of my relationships began to thrive. When the concept of “The Comeback Dad” platform began to come together, I thought I would forever be publishing articles and podcasts that would provide tools to deal with failures similar to those I’d experienced in my own life. But the reality is when I look at my life now and the overwhelming love that I’ve been given, I can’t even muster up a desire to relive those past failures enough to write about them.
At the beginning of the year, I struggled with continuing to put out content that reflected my “old self” and experiences from my former life.
Don’t get me wrong, there is so much we can learn from the past and our mistakes. But those “mistakes” are the very things that have made me into the man I am today and are what catapulted me into the perfect place the Creator has for me. And the same can be true in your life.
So, you are going to notice a change in the content going forward. Rather than focusing on failure, I’m going to shift to delving deeper into how a mindset of generosity, love, and forgiveness is the key to overcoming. I’m going to spend more time looking to the future than to the past—more time talking about creating a better tomorrow than dwelling on yesterday. I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery.
I can’t wait to see where it leads.