Saturday, 24 February 2018

2 Ways of Life in the Past Can Get You Squashed in Today

Have you ever hoped it would happen as it once happened at a time? Are you used to spending most of your day regretting your mistakes and failures for months or years gone by? You are not alone if your answer is yes.

Millions of people around the world find themselves in your situation. I must admit that almost everyone of us, myself included, will at one time or another, find ourselves trapped in this self-defeating habit.

Yes, a constant nostalgic state or remorse about what happened right or wrong in the past is like a trap. It can get you stuck in the present moment in such a way that you really do not move, both mentally and physically. And you and I know that when we can not use our mind and body to do what needs to be done is when we start experiencing shortcomings and slow down personal progress.

Let me show you two ways in which your inability to let go of the past undermines your desire to see improvement in your circumstances - be it career advancement, personal relationships or educational aspirations.

1. Hoping for the return of a good old day will only keep you stuck for the rest of your life.

The basic truth is that the good old days are good only if they are good. If the same conditions ten years ago will return to you today, you will soon realize how incompetent the present situation is.

One reason is that humans and the world we live in are changing for both the bad and the better. Our tastes, desires, technologies, and worldviews have shifted. So should you.

You do not want to look like a parent or feel like you're still where you've been. That's why you need to wake up the current reality and take advantage of all the positive things it offers.

Stop letting the shiny little things of the past hinder your view of the wonderful possibilities of the present and the future.

2. Your constant regret about what went wrong in the past has never been an enabler.

The constant feeling of regret makes you unable to move forward with your life. Continuous concerns cause health problems like stress and depression. This is the main cause of your current inability to think straight, plan and implement your life purpose effectively.

The only way to start making yourself capable of restoring your life is to choose and use a useful lesson from your past mistakes and failures and for the last time, get rid of bitter memories.

Like good old days, believe me, they will not feel that easy anymore if they come back today because a lot has changed. So be grateful for what life is today to you and be proud of what you achieved in the past. That is enough. That's how to get ahead.


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