I, like many people, love personal development and peak human potential. I read all the books I can get my hands on. I made a study of personal development and I can’t get enough of it. I get bothered when I see people waste their talents and gifts or worst, never even discover their gifts. It’s so sad to hear people say the things they say about themselves or their circumstance.
I don’t deny that we all go through tough times. I have had my fair share but when I talk to someone who tells me about there goals and dream they usually follow it up with reasons why they have not achieved their goals and dreams.
Typically, I hear about how bad their past was. They would go on for awhile then it would dawn on me that they are not simply remembering the past they are living it. And reliving it over and over again. It’s as though they are trapped in this perpetual cycle of pain and hurt. They don’t realize that it is them that is keeping them in the past.
Listen, I know people who lug around 30+ years of garbage because they can’t seem to let it go. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you or I. You future starts now! Independent from the past. The past is okay to visit but you can’t live there.
Project into the future then work your way backwards. Giving up the past and striving for what lies ahead. You are limited by your attitude and thought about who you are. The great news is that you control both!
Oliver Wendell Holmes:
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Until next time….Robert