When your past just won't let go...
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I can't say that I have never looked back and done the would've, should've, could've. I have been reading posts and realize how many people other then myself let our pasts influence how we feel about now.
Can't say it will be easy to change this thought process, but how much lighter would our shoulder be if we didn't carry that around with us. It makes me so sad when I read posts about how others feel like failures because they made plans to get healthy months and years ago, and didn't do it. I give the advice to stop looking at your past and letting it influence you today and there by impacting all of your tomorrows.
I should not only say it, but live it. I am not by any means perfect, so why are the mistakes of yesterday so damn important that I let them bring me down in the present. I think for as many mistakes that I have made in my 26 short years here on earth that there are going to be more...it's inevitable. I have to move on from the good, the bad, and the ugly of my yesterdays and starts paying attention to my present and even some of my tomorrows.
When my past is pushing down my shoulders and making this walk so much more difficult...I am going to take a deep breath and recite to myself:
Everyone makes mistakes and errors. I am not the only person to struggle, but I have to move past my mistakes and pay attention to what is before me.
Don't know if it will help, but sometimes I need to remind myself of those types of things. I hope everyone out there finds peace or at least some understanding with their past mistakes and errors. They our past mistakes aren't failures if we are here and making changes...so how can we be failures in that aspect?
I hope you all have a blessed Sunday.