“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”-Katherine Mansfield
Why are you regretting your past? You are not alone. We have all done things that we are not proud of. We have all done things that we are not comfortable talking about. Are you going to allow your past to take charge of your life, or are you going to take charge of your life?
If you want to live a beautiful life, you must control your own life. You must control your own happiness. You must control your own mind. This is important. He who controls his or her mind controls everything.
Look, my friend, your past is not to regret, your past is to celebrate. Your past should be your right hand teacher. Your past should be your teacher. Why is that? You have made some pretty good decisions in the past. And also you have made some terrible decisions in the past. You can learn from them. Your past is your past. Accept it. Celebrate it. Learn from it.
When you keep worrying about your past, you are not helping yourself, you are hurting yourself. You are hurting yourself; you can no longer focus on the present. You can no longer focus on yourself- your life, your happiness, your health, your relationships, your career.
Remember, you don’t live in the past, you live in the present. You dream in the present. You set goals in the present. You attend your job interview in the present. You fall in love in the present. You kiss in the present. You travel to other countries in the present. So, my friend, why the heck are you worrying about yesterday?
Let us talk sense here. Can you bring yesterday back? If you are honest with yourself, the answer is a big no. Your focus should be how to move forward, not how to move backward. If you have made the decision to move forward, now is the time to start doing things right. Work in the now. Love in the now. Plan in the now. Think in the now. Enjoy in the now.
If you don’t focus on your NOW, you will not have tomorrow that you are fighting to have. What you are doing right now will determine how you are going to live your life tomorrow. So to have a better tomorrow, maintain a better today. Don’t worry about anything, plan for everything.
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