Posts by Steven Mareels

Steven Mareels is the founder of Personal Power-Ups, a personal development site where you can upgrade your life. He’s passionate about giving you actionable information so you can live your life to the fullest. Some of his most-read posts are about positive self-talk exercises and how to never run out of things to say.

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How to Let Go of the Past and Forgive

“Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a child, I faced constant physical and mental abuse.

Several classmates would beat me up in the schoolyard, hitting and kicking me. They also chased me down the streets to my home when school was done for the day. I had to cycle at my fastest to avoid another beating. It felt like I had to go through a war zone every day.

Besides the physical abuse, these children also constantly criticized and ridiculed every single thing I did. This made me feel …