Revitaled Reintegration Services’ Operations Director and Counselling Lead, Cheddi Julien, is the proud creator of an internationally recognized blog, Motivating.Academy. As a mentor to at-risk youth for nearly 20 years, Cheddi has heard the same story been told over and over again. A young person makes a mistake that leads to a poor decision that leads to another poor decision, and another, and another. Before that person knows it, they are caught up in a lifestyle that they don’t really want to be in, but feel they have no choice but to pursue.
Now a Pastor, Cheddi is counseling adults and youth who have made poor decisions. His faith-oriented approach to life coaching and counselling takes in the form of a simple formula: the mistakes I’ve made versus the mistakes I’m about to make. His methods, which are adapted to be non-faith-oriented or faith-oriented (depending on the client’s preference), are designed to help clients identify the lifestyle patterns that have gotten them to the place that they are in. Primarily used to help individuals looking to make positive changes in their lives, his goal is to help them to break free from patterns leaving them stuck, and to pursue their dreams, goals, and ideal lifestyles.
Below is an excerpt of one of his most recent articles: How to cope with the mistakes you have made
This particular article aims to encourage those who have made life-altering mistakes to keep pursuing a positive path and reach their desired destination.
We may not be able to fix our mistakes; however, we can learn to cope with them and learn to live with these mistakes. This process is called reintegration. (The action or process of restoring elements regarded as disparate to unite with society.) This is a perfect opportunity to take back your life. We must stay in control of our life by steering the wheel to words the path of righteousness.
When considering how you want to be successful and how to cope with the mistakes you have made, you have limited options. First, there is God. He will forgive you and restore you if you believe. He will go the extra mile and look beyond your faults to see your needs. God can fix anyone but first, you must let go of the bad habits that caused the mistakes in the first place.
The world may have changed, but opportunities are available.
True external change begins in the mind. Change your mindset and reverse the attractions and interests you developed towards the things and people that caused you to stray. There are organizations that specialize in assisting individuals struggling with change. Therefore, you are not alone. Hope and restoration are heading your way. Accept your mistake and look forward to the new chapter in your life through the promise that change brings.
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