The most important time of your life is RIGHT NOW.
The past is gone and it cannot be changed – except for the fact that you can change how you decide to look at it and you can decide how you will respond to it now.
But even if you do decide to examine the past and change your perceptions of it that is really something that you are choosing to do right now. You haven’t changed the past, you are working to make the future better by changing your mindset here and now.
The only way that the past can affect is us how we choose to look at it. You can have two people experience the same event and they can have completely different views of the event. One will choose to focus on the negatives while the other will choose to find the good and discover how to grow from the event.
The future is elusive: a dream, a hope, a fear…
We can’t control it, although we can help to shape it by the choices that we make now.
All that we truly have is this moment, right now. You can look back to the past and you can look forward to what you think the future holds but all we can do is view them. We can’t touch them, taste them, feel them, experience them.
All that we can do is to work on our now based on how we choose to view the past and the future. That is the only power that the past and the future hold over us. The power that we give them by our choices and our thoughts.
So the question is this….
What will you do with the past?
- How have you allowed the past to shape you?
- How do you allow yourself to think about different events in your life?
- How do you want to change how you view the past?
What will do you do with the future?
- How do you view the future: is it something you fear or look forward to?
- What are your goals for the future?
- What will you do right now to make the future happen?
Don’t wait for the future to be happy. Don’t wait for the future for your dreams to come true.
If you are waiting for good things to happen later, you are denying yourself of your dreams and happiness right now.
Look at your dreams and goals and decide what you can do right here, right now to bring a piece of that to you. If you really want something, if it is really a goal then you can do something now to bring your goals to life.
If you aren’t becoming increasingly happy, excited, passionate about life then you need to take your eyes off either the past or the future and focus them on the now. If you carry around an attitude of lack and negativity those things will continue to find you and you will continue to find them. Though if you create an attitude of abundance, then abundance will find you.
What about right now inspires you?
To Your Success,
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