Tag: Failure

Don’t Focus On What Is Not Working. Focus On What Is Working For You

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Denis Waitley said, “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

That is what a lot of people are not doing. When something goes wrong in their lives, instead of finding solutions to what went wrong, they will spend their entire time asking “why me.” To think like that is to make things worse, not better.

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If you make mistakes, don’t dwell on it. Find out how you are going to make it better. Find out how you are going to prevent it from happening again in the future. If you do that, you will have the energy to continue your work. But if you get stuck with what went wrong, you will be frustrated.

Accept your mistakes, learn from it, and move on.

Yesterday’s Mistakes

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We have all made terrible mistakes in the past. The question is, how do we keep them in the past? How do we prevent them from affecting our lives? How do we prevent them from standing in the way to a better future?

Past mistakes are not going anywhere. They are part of our lives. What we can do is to reduce the power they have over us. How can we do that?

If you want to enjoy today, if you want to live a happier life, keep your past mistakes in the past. That does not mean you should forget them. That is not what I am talking about. Don’t let them disrupt your life. Control them by controlling how you think about them.

If yesterday’s mistakes are still holding you back, if they are still pulling you back, do one thing: never turn back, always forward looking. If you turn back, then the power of yesterday’s problems will bring you down. Don’t allow that to happen. Focus on today. Concentrate on what you are doing today, and don’t let the past steal your future away.

You have a better life ahead of you, so protect it.