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MEMORY: GOOD VS EVIL

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sparkpeople has some really great information and this is one of the topics I particularly appreciated:

Memory can be used for good or for evil. If you use your past as a source of learning, it's worth remembering. If, however, all you do is mull over your mistakes and punish yourself for your failures, it's a waste of time. Rehashing failure can paralyze you in mortal fear of making another mistake, which, of course, just makes the feeling worse and practically guarantees future letdowns. The key to making meaningful changes is to pay more attention to the future than to the past. Have you ever noticed that the best athletes also have the shortest and most selective memories? Instead of dwelling on a missed shot or a flawed dive, they concentrate on making corrections and getting the next one right. It's as if the failed attempt never happened. It's forgotten and they don't fear trying again. If you mess up, even in an epic, life-altering way, work hard to leave it behind and concentrate on the possibilities yet to come. Tomorrow is much brighter when it's not smeared with a fixation on yesterday.

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FREEINHIM 3/21/2011 1:44PM

    Dusty, this is so in-line with how I'd like to live on a daily basis. Thank you so much for posting this!

By the way, I love your background image!
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FREEINHIM 3/21/2011 1:43PM

    Dusty, this is so in-line with how I'd like to live on a daily basis. Thank you so much for posting this!

By the way, I love your background image!
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DJ4HEALTH 2/15/2011 8:49PM

    Great idea!!

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CALAMITYJANE44 2/15/2011 5:55PM

    Liked this post. Just what I needed to hear! Thanks.
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RIMAJO 2/15/2011 1:21PM

    emoticon post Dusty.. Excellent food for thought too. So glad you shared it with the rest of us. Thank-you.

"Instead of dwelling on a missed shot or a flawed dive, they concentrate on making corrections and getting the next one right."

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1AVERY 2/15/2011 10:38AM

    That is great info. Dusty.
You can't change the past but you can definitely make the future better. Teri

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