Discover the Power of Forgiveness

Are you not having the success you want? Are your relationships on the blink? Then it is time to forgive. Forgiveness is the key to everything, the key to success in all areas of your life.

Forgiveness is a strength, not a weakness, so if you are stuck in your personal life, on the job (whatever it may be!) start to forgive people. We all have someone in our lives that we have an issue with, so join the Club of Forgiveness

Sarah’s financial life sucked, big time. She wanted that promotion with a big raise as well as the attention of The Powers That Be in her company. Things were not moving in Sarah’s favor, so she spoke to close friends who advised her to see a counselor. Eventually, Sarah’s counselor talked about the power of forgiveness.

Forgiveness does not mean forgetting or excusing the individual you want to forgive.

Forgiveness releases the resentment inside yourself, the resentment that may be preventing you from having a successful job, more money than you can imagine and a personal life that succeeds on all levels.

You cannot live a life of resentment or revenge. Forgiveness is for you, not others.

Forgiveness liberates the soul. Forgiveness also provides-

More confidence

More creativity

More productivity

More Time

Less Fear

More Money

Is it time to ‘make peace’ with those you are holding in your resentment/anger box? For your sake, let them go and heal yourself.

Forgiving ourselves and others is the ground for healing. Without forgiveness, our lives are chained and we are forced to repeat the suffering of the past without release.

Without forgiveness, we perpetuate the illusion that hatred can heal our pain and the pain of others.

It may take a commitment from you, but what else are you doing but running into walls regarding your life and being frustrated all the time?


Joanne Victoria
Joanne Victoria
JOANNE VICTORIA is the author of 7 books including Lighting Your Path - How To Create the Life You Want and Vision With a Capital V - Create the Business of Your Dreams. Joanne lives in the Greater Seattle, WA area. After professions such as Real Estate Broker/Owner, CFO of an investment company, CFO and Sales & Marketing Director of a home-building company, owner of New Directions, a business development firm as well as Gemma & Bixley, a coaching and consulting company, Joanne was ready for her next adventure, helping Leaders & Entrepreneurs live the life they want. Joanne took her business and personal development expertise, added in several ounces of intuition and humor, along with studies in philosophy, Buddhism, and leadership, all to be the best-qualified Life Coach ever. Joanne Victoria is the host of the "The Sanity Project Podcast", and helps frustrated and almost burned out Leaders & Entrepreneurs discover their True Calling to unleash the power of their minds to make a greater impact on the world, benefit humanity, and be more successful

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  1. Powerful message about the liberating force of forgiveness. Significantly, the root meaning is “to give completely, without reservation” which to my mind is another facet of unconditional love, that is, of giving with joy and without expectation. This gives even more verve to the liberating force of forgiveness because for+give sends out the message of fully supporting giving without expecting any reward. Yet the reward comes in truckloads because it is in giving that we receive. Thank you, Wendy, for sharing.

    • People do love to hold on to their grievances, don’t they? I don’t like carrying anything extra with me. Many thanks for your observations and insights.

  2. Powerful and so true Joanne! Forgiving frees us and it does not require that the offender even acknowledge that they did wrong. No need to convince them of the hurt they caused. Unforgiveness is a poison to our soul. I have been forgiven much! Once we get in the forgiveness habit, we tend not to take offense in the first place…..immediately forgiving an offense we would otherwise carry around – allowing it to ruin our day. Thank you for the reminder that forgiveness is not optional; not if we desire to experience true peace and joy.

    • Yes Mike Pitocco, forgiveness helps us let things slide away without any stickiness and saves so much time and aggravation! Thank you!

  3. “Forgiveness”, is indeed a very timely subject and thank you, Joanne, for reminding us of its power.

    Norman Cousins once said, “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

    There are many facets of forgiveness, the main being, Unconditional forgiveness, Conditional forgiveness, Dismissive forgiveness etc, but I would like to add Grace to this, because it is of an entirely different order than the other three types of forgiveness. Grace is not ours to grant but (if you believe in God) God’s. Grace is extended and not just given to us, and, both the giving and the receiving—is the essence of our humanity. Grace is forever attainable and it is in Grace that forgiveness has true meaning.

    The healing and peace that can come from forgiveness through Grace may indeed seem heaven-sent.

    • Indeed Joanne. Actually, Grace is a soul-thrilling concept; it must be deeply appreciated, but never manipulated or distorted.

      The concept of God’s “grace” is inspiring beyond words. Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God. This “grace” should be practiced and experienced in our daily lives.

  4. Joanne, Powerful message my friend. I would add that at some point it would seem that we could live our life in such a way that we have more to give and less to forgive. Thank you for your inspiring post. Great reminder to start the day with.

    • Many thanks Larry Tyler for your insights. I agree that we need to give more so we can forgive less and all will be right with the world.

  5. Thank you for this beautiful reminder! I find that when I can forgive myself for not knowing how to take care of myself in the face of other’s choices and I am still holding resentment for, then forgiveness permeates my relationship. First forgiving myself for doing the best I could with what I knew at the time, second forgiving them for the same.

    • So true Wendy – forgive yourself first, then let it go. Of course, there is always something to learn and hopefully, we do just that.