“You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”– Dan Millmann
Are you trying to change your past? Are you trying to change what you cannot change? Change is scary. Change is what we need to grow. Don’t try to change what you cannot change. Your past is gone. Don’t worry about it. The only thing you can do with your past is to learn from it. Yes, learn from it.
You can’t recover your past, but you can discover your future. But you can’t discover your future if you keep living in the past. You can’t discover your future if you continue to waste your time trying to change what you cannot change. The best thing to do for yourself is to focus on what is happening in the moment. Don’t live in the past. Live in the present. According to Agatha Christie, “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.” Live your life in the moment, but don’t ignore the future. Now matters. The future matters, too.
“You can’t recover your past, but you can discover your future.”
“We grow the most as human beings during our toughest times.”
Growth comes with pain. Without pain, without change, there is no growth. If you want to grow, you must be ready to endure the impossible. There is no growth without pain. There is no growth without doing something that will make you really uncomfortable. Growth is scary. We fear growth. We fear growth because we don’t want to fail. But if you don’t change, if you don’t have the courage to face your fears, how can you grow?
“This, too, shall pass.”
We don’t like change. We don’t like to change our old ways of doing things. Believe me, my friend, if you want to develop a new habit, you must let go of your old ways of doing things. You must allow yourself to be vulnerable. Remember that the pain that comes with change is not permanent; it is a temporary one.
According to Eppie Lederer, “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.” Yes, this, too, shall pass. Nothing is permanent in life. Know that we can’t go anywhere without change. Yes, it comes with pain. But if you don’t persevere, what do you think will happen to your future? The future that you are fighting for starts today. If you are scared of change, you will miss your future. Do you want to miss your future?