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“Warehouse 13” – Prison of Fear and Regret

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We make our own hell. In the latest episode of “Warehouse 13”, Pete and Myka discover that the biggest challenges in our careers and our lives are the ones we make for ourselves. It’s in our hands to face these challenges head-on and overcome them.

In “Regrets” Pete and Myka investigate a prison with a mysterious increase in suicides. They discover that the suicides are being caused by hallucinations of people in their past they may have wronged. Pete sees his dead firefighter father. Myka sees her dead former partner Sam.  They’re both forced to confront the darkest moments of their lives to realize that the fear and regret that has shaped their lives has also been their prison. If you read my last past post, Joe Morton once again steals the show as an inmate and reverend with sage advice.

Regret has no place in your life. Your only salvation is here (tapping his heart with his hand).”

The cruelest prison is the one we make for ourselves out of fear and regret“, he further sages.

Pete takes the words to heart and frees himself from the regret he feels from failing to save his father, and helps Myka to overcome her guilt from failing to save her ex-partner. No matter what’s happened in your life you believe has held you back, you have the power to free yourself. If  fear is the “prison” you’ve made for yourself, Chad Levitt shares some advice on how to overcome it to promote yourself and your brand in “Is Fear Holding You Back?“.

If it’s regret that holds you back from your career and life goals, the only way to get past it is forgiveness. Whether it’s your fault or not, you’re the only one who can get you off the hook, and let you move on with your life. Trust me, I have plenty of reasons to throw myself in a personal prison and throw away the key, but I believe the best way to salvation is to achieve meaningful goals in your life. Keep doing good for yourself and others, and you’ll never be held back again.

You can refer to my last post “‘Eureka’ – Embracing FAIL” as it’s related to this one.  No matter what goals you may set for yourself, more often than not the biggest challenge you face is within you.

So what’s holding you back? Post it here.

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Written by Reginald Bautista

September 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm