What are grudges and how do they apply to your life?

Grudges are defined by, Websters New World Dictionary (2018), as a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury; be resentfully unwilling to give, grant, or allow something (Agnes,2018).

Grudges are those things that you are holding on to! Those things that you can’t seem to let go of. They cause you bitterness and anger! Grudges are negative energy! They are not here to help you, they are here to hinder you from finding your purpose and being great!

Grudges cause you to view life and situations that are similar in a negative manner, which causes you not to move forward! Ask yourself, how can you move forward if you are still holding on to something in the past?

Do you understand how grudges apply to your life yet?

They apply because grudges prevent you from moving towards your purpose in life! Think about it! If you are holding on to something, then it is, in fact, preventing you from moving forward.

What is the purpose of a grudge?

There is none! Not anything positive anyway! A grudges purpose is to keep you stuck on something. It serves no positive purpose, so why would you allow yourself to have a grudge if you knew it had no purpose!

Maybe you don’t know how to let a grudge go? Maybe it is so hard to let go, you don’t know where to start?

This is where you start, acknowledge that you, in fact, are holding on to a grudge. Once you acknowledge it, understand it! Ask yourself, why are you holding on to whatever it is? Ask yourself why did you feel the way you did, after it happened? Then ask yourself why you haven’t let it go yet! Why are you still stuck on it?

Understanding a grudge starts with you! You have to understand, YOU, and why you feel the way you do! Why you act the way you act? Why you respond the way you do! You have to understand why the situation or experience bothered you in the first place.

Stop holding on to things that serve you no purpose. Your time here is not worth it. Rember you were born for a purpose! Find it!

Learn to let things GO! Move forward, heal, and learn to forgive!


“Life is too short for long-term grudges”

Elon Musk

“Resentments and grudges are two of the main culprits that perpetuate cycles of self-abuse and victimhood. Stowed away inside you like parasites, they deplete you of your God-given life force and separate you from your inherent worth, your joy, and the love in your heart”

Debbie Ford


Agnes, M. Webster’s new world dictionary.

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from

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