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Workplace Bullying Inspiration: Forbearance and Forgiveness

Here is some Inspiration to help you stop workplace bullying:

Inspiration is the key in creating an encouraging atmosphere.  This helps to build the strength needed to take those steps you’d like to take in order to bully proof yourself and establish clear boundaries.

Consider the virtues of: Forbearance and Forgiveness

These words of wisdom are from the Virtues Project™


Forbearance is patience, fortitude and acceptance under trying circumstances.  We tolerate hardship with good grace.  We quietly call on our self-restraint.  We are long-suffering in situations that we cannot control.  We do not allow the trials of life to steal our joy.  We extend forgiveness and understanding to others, knowing that we all have flaws and frailties.  We are forbearing with ourselves, humbly mindful of the times we fall short, ready to move forward to try again.  Forbearance is the mortar that keeps our relationships resilient and strong.

The Practice of Forbearance

  • I am accepting in times of trouble.
  • I tolerate what I cannot control.
  • I use self-restraint to calm my emotions.
  • I am patient and forgiving with others.
  • I humbly learn from my mistakes.
  • I am committed for the long run.


Forgiveness is overlooking mistakes and letting go of resentments.  Forgiveness frees us from the needless pain of reliving a hurt over and over.  Forgiveness doesn’t make a wrong choice right; it bring the generosity of spirit to release it.  Forgiveness can heal even the most grievous offense.  It brings an opportunity for a clean start.  Accepting forgiveness transforms our own hopeless guilt into resolve.  Self-forgiveness moves us forward, ready to do things differently, with compassion for ourselves and faith that we can change.  Forgiveness opens the door of hope.

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and wrong.  Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.” – Robert H. Goddard

The Practice of Forgiveness

  • I overlook mistakes.
  • I free myself from pain and resentment.
  • I am willing to heal the past.
  • I find it in my heart to give others another chance.
  • I use guilt only as a signal for change.
  • I have the power to change for the better.

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Valerie Cade, CSP is a Workplace Bullying Expert, Speaker and Author of "Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now!" which has been distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. For presentations and consulting on workplace bullying prevention and respectful workplace implementation, go to

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