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.
What we are going through today could have been prevented, but we did not prevent them. We allowed them to harm us. We allowed them to set us back. We allowed them to stop us from moving forward. Why?
Many problems we are facing today are not really problems. The way we react to the problems makes them even worse. It is up to you if you want to be reactor or a proactor. It is up to you to make the right decisions to change your circumstances today- right now! It is up to you if you still want to continue hanging out with friends who put you down, who belittle you, who never support anything that you want to do, who never want you to succeed in anything. It is up to you.
It is up to you whether or not you want to start taking responsibility for your actions, and stop blaming people for what has happened to you. The more you blame other people for your own mess, the more frustrated you will be.
It is up to you whether or not you want to forgive people who have treated you badly. It is up to you.
It is up to you whether or not you want to develop yourself- personally and professionally. You can do it if you want to, but it is up to you.
It is up to you to love or hate yourself. It is up to you, not me.