“Your future needs you, your past doesn’t.”
I wasn’t sure what to write this week’s post about, so I went to my trusty Pinterest search and looked up some inspiration. I scrolled and scrolled, closed my eyes, chose a quote and that was that! I honestly love this topic because it’s so simple yet so difficult for us to do. Back in 2019 I wrote about inhaling the future and exhaling the past, so I’ll touch on that a bit here too. Feel free to read it once you’re finished with this one–they’ll tie in quite nicely!
Every single day we get a brand new opportunity to be different; to make changes, to chase our dreams, and to work towards our goals. Striving to both DO and BE better versions of ourselves. Remembering that whatever we’re not changing, we’re ultimately choosing; because everything you do NOW is for your FUTURE.
When we look ahead to our potential lives, what do we see? Achievements, abundance, accomplishments? I sure hope so! Each breath we take can get us closer to that version of ourselves. To do that, we must focus our minds and not look anywhere but ahead! Making the choice to live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away. If we dwell upon the chapters already written in our story, we won’t have the time or energy to fill up the rest of the pages that count.
Love and acknowledge what your past has brought you–the lessons, the heartbreak, the GROWTH! All are vital ingredients in the recipe for a successful journey. But once they’re done, let them go. After all, there’s a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big!
It’s okay to feel deeply and to bask in those memories being made. Just don’t lose sight of what’s ahead as well. “The past can not be changed, forgotten, edited or erased; it can only be accepted.” We risk ruining a good thing today by thinking about a bad thing from yesterday. So are you ready to move forward? Like ACTUALLY ready? Shut your eyes…envision yourself closing the door to the past…take a deep breath…thank it for the values you’ve gained…and step through that wide open door of new beginnings! Endless opportunities are awaiting you on the other side! You know you want to, so let yourself put down that heavy weight and trust the magic of what lies ahead. It’s going to blow your mind I guarantee it!
Until next time,
Stay focused on your future, darling!