“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…”
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.
Every moment is a moment for you to change what is not getting you closer to where you want to go. And to do that, you must learn to live in the moment. Because all you have is right now. If you do not use it well, you will lose it.
Live in the moment. It is yours to live, to enjoy, to change, to make things happen. If you do not use it, you will lose it. Whether you know it or not, life is happening right now. Your tomorrow is happening right now.
“Today is a gift.”
To have tomorrow, to live a great life in the future, you must focus on today. Because yesterday is gone. Today is all you have. And tomorrow is coming. Look, forget about what is gone. If you want to enjoy the moment, you must focus on where you are. These moments are from God. These are your moments. God is happy with you when you live in the moment. Why is that? Because God wants you to succeed. God wants you to live a great life.
Great life is not going to come to you if you don’t have the courage to live in the moment. Let go of your past. The past is gone. Do not live there. Let go of your past mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes. Disconnect your life from your past life.
Whether you know it or not, today is a gift from God, and to please God, you must live it.