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Why You Should Make Peace With Your Past

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Make peace with your past so it doesn’t screw up the present.”– Regina Brett

To get ahead, to enjoy the present, you must take care of your past. Whether you like it or not, whether you want to hear it or not, you cannot separate yourself from your past. Instead, why not focus on how you are going to make things right in the present?

Because if you do not take care of the present, the past is going to repeat itself.

To live well, you must work well. To enjoy tomorrow, you must work today. To reap tomorrow, you must plant today.

You must take care of the little things. They are powerful. They can screw you up. They can derail your plans. They can stop you from getting to where you want to be. They are stronger than you think. So if you want to enjoy where you are, you must do the hard work. Regina Brett says, “If you don’t do the hard work, you will constantly bump into your past…”

Why?

Because wherever you go, you will meet your past.

Because your past is you. It is part of your life, of your history, of your book. You can’t live your life without it. You can’t write your story without it. Do not hate your past, embrace it.

4 Ways To Make Today Count

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To make today count, you must live it. And if you do not live it, if you do not choose yourself, you will lose it.

To make today count, try these four strategies:

“Put your whole heart into the present”

James Allen said, “Put your whole heart into the present, living it, minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day, self-governed and pure.” If you really want to make today count, you must stay in the present moment.

Choose yourself

Chogyam Trungpa once said, “Unless we are able to make friends with ourselves, there is no hope at all. If we abandon ourselves as hopeless, as villains, then there is no steppingstone.” To know yourself, you must embrace yourself. Do not reject yourself, no matter what. Even if others don’t like you, if you are for yourself, no one can be against you.

Stay away from negative people.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always o that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain

Face a situation fearlessly

Florence Scovel Shinn said, “Face a situation fearlessly, and there is no situation to face; it falls away of its own weight.” If you do not believe in your own self, if you cannot face life, consider what you are doing to yourself. You are limiting yourself. Because you do not have the courage to face life, to face your fears.

Remember, to defeat something, you must face it.