Is your past sabotaging your future?

June 05 – Is your past sabotaging your future? Are you spending a significant amount of time wishing you had handled something from the past in a different way? Are you revisiting your past decisions or past actions over and over again in order to determine what went wrong or did not transpire as you had hoped or planned? Are you having a difficult time letting go of certain feelings or resentments about a past situation?  If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you are allowing your past to dictate your future. 

Being caught in a past-minded focus of thinking is taking your focus away from your ability to progress or may be keeping you caught in the past instead of embracing the present.  Being too focused on the past may be the reason you are having a difficult time moving forward. The end result is a future that is not as you had hoped, causing you to be in an endless cycle of hindsight guilt versus foresight empowerment.


Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to how valuable it is to spend your time belaboring a past situation within your mind or with others over and over again.  Cut to the core of the matter and focus instead on what you have learned from your past situation. Try to see a benefit from what transpired that you have been too emotionally invested to see until some time has passed.  How have you become wiser? How have you become more knowledgeable? How have you gained insight that you did not possess before?  Instead of asking yourself why something has happened TO you, ask instead why it may have happened FOR you. Confidence is strategy forward action with no regrets. When you take a step back with a perspective of moving beyond a situation through insight, you then can move forward. 


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. – Marilyn Ferguson


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,