WHY YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR PAST AND FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE
A lot of persons hold on to their past for so long that they are barely able to focus on the future that lies ahead of them.
Anyone that would succeed must focus on what is ahead than what is past. Our eyes are in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.
You must understand that if you must move ahead in life, you must be able to think ahead.
You don’t have the right to live in a future you have not thought about, planned and prepared for.
Always expect a better future but prepare yourself for the worst and know that life is not a bed of roses.
There are so many reasons why it’s highly paramount for you to let go of your past and focus on your future. Amongst those include these 6 reasons.
6 REASONS WHY YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR PAST AND FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE
Your past doesn’t define you
Your past obviously doesn’t define you nor your future. You have to understand that no one is perfect and can be perfect because perfection is a mirage.
Just like you have made mistakes in the past, so have some others. We all make mistakes and often times have a past we aren’t so proud of.
You shouldn’t let those past mistakes define you nor your present. You are not who you were yesterday and tomorrow you would not be who you are today.
Because growth takes place and change is constant. So understand you’ve grown and need to grow past some certain things and experiences.
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- Waste of time/ You can’t change it
There is no better way to waste your time than dwelling on things you can’t change.
I mean if you can’t change a situation, don’t you think holding onto it would just be doing you more harm.
When there is no solution or remedy then there should be no problem
as it would only end up wasting your time, energy and emotions.
What has happened has happened and it has passed. You can learn from it rather than dwell on it.
The time you put sulking in your past, you can use to focus on your future because
Your past is a waste paper, your present a newspaper and your future a question paper that requires your time and focus
- Delay/stop your success
You can’t achieve success while stuck in your past than your future. Holding on to your past could make your present and future pass you by without realizing.
This could delay or even put a stop to a success story that could have been written.
Dwelling in your past achievement can force you to retire, past mistakes can make you give up on yourself and resign, while past experiences can hold you back on a whole lot.
- Puts your life on hold
Holding on to your past can obviously put your life on hold. When you are wasting time and not achieving anything, you obviously become stagnant or worse, you depreciate.
Not until you learn to grow beyond every past achievement, mistakes or experiences, your life would continue to remain on hold.
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- A clear picture of the future
When you decide to let go of your past and focus more on your future, you begin to get a clearer picture of the kind of future/life you want for yourself.
Before you can achieve anything, you must get a clear picture of that thing. You can’t have a future you have not pictured.
But before you can have a clear picture you must be able to focus on what’s important and let go of what needs to be left behind.
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- It becomes a weakness
Every champion has once been defeated somehow. Every giant has a weak spot. Our past often creates this weak spot in us. The more you dwell on your past, the more it becomes weakness of yours.
This weakness gets fueled when we do not let go of our past, thereby affecting us subsequently. Identify this weakness and let go of your past so it doesn’t get the best of you.
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