Boost Our Morale & Success: Offload These Baggage Pieces

Boost Our Morale & Succeed: Offload The Baggage!

What we think affects us. Old hurts, current insecurities, unaddressed feelings can play a bigger role in careers, business, and life than we think. Carrying psychological baggage weighs us down and slows success and happiness.

We can boost our morale and offload the baggage when we remember …

Boost Our Morale Off Load Baggage: Image is saying don't carry mountains.

Boost Our Morale & Succeed: Off Load Baggage

Image via Evolver Social Movement. Many thanks to Hoda Maalouf for finding this quote.

Let’s Boost Our Morale & Success: Offload the Baggage!

To offload the baggage and boost our morale, we must identify what can weigh us down.

  1. Extreme need for validation. Being accepted is a normal human need for connection and belonging. Extreme need for validation paralyzes us in the endless wait.
  2. Undefined values. Wandering may be good for relaxation, yet endless wandering becomes a weight in life.
  3. Resentment/grudges. It may be normal to feel them. Yet it’s toxic to hold on to resentment and grudges. They divert our energy to past events.

  4. “Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” ~Lily Tomlin

  5. Revenge. This relative of resentment controls even more of our energy. We can boost our morale by moving on and not entertaining thoughts of revenge.
  6. Psychological scars of conflict. Not all scars become a weight. The scars where we feel disrespected and demeaned can crush morale. Identify them and work through them. Don’t carry them forever.

  7. “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.” ~C.G. Jung

  8. Tough challenges that other’s didn’t have. This can weigh us down with the “oh poor me” syndrome. Everyone has challenges. We overcome the difficulties when we get inspired, focus, and work hard.
  9. Unfairness. We resolve unfairness when we speak up, try to effect a change, and leave the baggage behind.
  10. Jealousy. Losing can be a horrible feeling. However when we lose out in one area, it frees us to pursue new opportunities. We can boost our morale when we kick jealous feelings out of our lives and replace them with self-confidence and new connections.
  11. Envy. Let’s climb our own mountains and achieve what matters to each of us. Envy is a mountain far too heavy to carry. We boost our morale when we leave it behind.

What else can weigh us down & how can we offload it?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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6 Responses to “Boost Our Morale & Success: Offload These Baggage Pieces”

  1. Susan Mazza says:

    So much great perspective and and advice wrapped in one post Kate! I especially like the Lily Tomlin quote.

  2. Khalid says:

    – Toxic work atmosphere can indeed weigh everyone involved down.

    – unrealistic goals can disappoint us and easily weigh us down.

  3. Great post Kate. We do hold too tightly to the things of the past that holds us back.

    I think another area that can hold us back is just the fact that life moves on. I’ve struggled with some unresolved issues just due to the passing of time and what that means.

    • Kate Nasser says:

      Hi Joseph,
      Very interesting perspective you add .. how the passing of time can get us stuck! Whether it’s sentimentality or wanting to fix unresolved issues, it could powerfully hold us back.

      Many thanks for adding this to the discussion here.


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