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If You are Always Looking Back, Then Your Future Will Look Like Your Past

January 12, 2012

If we are to actualize our purpose, goals and dreams, we have to let go of the past by accepting the past. There is purpose and meaning to everything. That means you are exactly where you need to be to get to where you are going. You had to go through whatever you went through to get here.

Let’s say you hire a personal trainer to get more fit and/or improve at a sport. The trainer will put you through drills and exercises that you might not like and might not want to do. You might even hate the trainer for it. Those drills will cause some pain and suffering. When you are done, you are stronger, healthier and better. Could you have gotten those results without all the blood, sweat, and tears? You chose to hire a trainer, would you have chosen to have those past experiences?

“Remember that not getting what you want, is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Unattributed

“Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 First of If You are Always Looking Back, Then Your Future Will Look Like Your Past series

An Oldie But Goodie originally sent 1/31/11

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