You Cannot Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

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Photo by Roberto Hund

It takes courage to live. And to live your life, you must have confidence in yourself. You must have confidence in your abilities to live your life in the present, in the moment, in the now.

Appreciate yesterday, but enjoy today. Today is all that you have right now. If you lose it, it will never come back to you.

Do not waste your time. Because you cannot go back, you can only go forward. In the words of Paulo Coelho, “No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to yourselves is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life.”

Yes, today is the first day of your life. Today is a new day. Today is a new life. Today is a new beginning.

Whether you want to believe it or not, you have the power to change your life. Because every day is a new opportunity to live a new life. Every day is a new chance to reinvent ourselves.

Every day is a new start. It is an opportunity to run your own race. Today is your day. Live it.

The Past Is Gone

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Photo by Steve Johnson

It is okay to learn from your past, but don’t live there. The past is gone. If you want to enjoy the moment, today, you must live in the present. Don’t live in the past and expect to enjoy today, to do new things, to connect with the moment. It won’t happen.

Don’t allow your past to take away your present. If you don’t focus on your present, you will not have the future you have been longing for. It is important to focus your mind on what is in front of you. Remember, what you allow into your mind is what you are going to live with. According to John Cage, “We need not destroy the past. It is gone.” The past is gone. If you want a better future, you must focus on what you are doing right now. If not, your future will be the same.