Don’t use the past as an excuse to miss out on the future ~ Anonymous
We all have a past that we are not 100% proud of. Whether it’s due to regrets, coulda, woulda, shoulda circumstances, the past is the past and should be left in the past. There is no sense in dwelling on something that has already taken place and that you have no control over.
We should focus on what we have control over and what we have learned from each past experience. When you think about the past, it should be about what that experience taught you. We should think about how we can do things better as well as have a better outcome. I’m a firm believer in when you know better you do better.
Our past mistakes or experiences does not define who we are. Life was meant to be lived and learned. Even though others try and tell us what not to do to prevent us from making mistakes, we must learn for ourselves. Of course we have to see it for ourselves, so we can appreciate the valuable lesson it was meant to teach us.
While it’s good to reminisce on our past because of course all past experiences are not bad, it’s not good to STAY in the past. Even reminiscing on good past experiences can have its disadvantages because we begin to desire what once was and want it back, when it reality things can never be like it once was.
Here’s why you shouldn’t let the past make you miss out on your future.
1. It hinders your growth to move forward - When we stay focused on the past we become stagnate and that hinders us from moving forward in life. You can never really be in the present because you are so focused on the past. You can’t do both and expect change. In order for change to happen you have to be willing to change your thought process. LET IT GO…
2. It messes with you mentally – Staying focused on the past can have a mental effect and cause you to think irrationally. It can produce long term effects, such as serious health issues. I’m sure whatever has happened in the past, isn’t worth your life or health. LET IT GO...
3. Pity-Party of 1 – When you are constantly reliving bad past experiences, it eventually gets old. You are not aware of it because you are stuck in the past, but others around you notice your obsession with not letting go. While they are sympathetic to your feelings, after awhile they are also over it. Eventually, people will stop wanting to be around you. It’s considered negative energy and ain’t nobody got time for that. Is staying in the past worth losing friends over? LET IT GO...
We all have things that we’ve struggled with in life. Regardless of the circumstances we shouldn’t let it hinder our future. Talking to someone that has the tools to help you deal with things in the past can produce results. You have to be open-minded and willing to work for it. Releasing things of the past whether good or bad can help you achieve balance in your life. It can also open the door to your future where all sorts of amazing things can happen. You could be totally blocking your blessings. Don’t you think it’s time to move forward? Well, my two cents says, it most certainly is. I believe you should take the initiative to make your life better and do whatever it is you need to do to finally be happy.
Are you stuck in the past?
What will it take for you to move forward in life?
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