Updated: Jun 2
I know. Sometimes you just want to know why. You have unanswered questions, regrets, or you think you need closure before you can move on.
Living in the past is hurting you.
As someone who has endured many hardships, I understand the urge to reflect on regrets, past hurts, or losses. Unfortunately though, it causes stagnation, unnecessary worry, and even depression if you let your mind drown in chaos.
There are some things in life you just can't control or change. The question I'd like to ask you is: What are you going to accomplish by reliving the past? Don't you deserve a break?
When you live in the past, regretting what you should have or shouldn't have done, rehashing what happened, you rob yourself of the moments you have now. Time is one of the only resources you have that cannot be replenished. Once it's gone, it's gone. If you've ever lost a loved one, you know that to be true. Honor your life. Appreciate your time. Be grateful for the opportunities the universe is gifting you.
Sure, yesterday sucked, but today needs your undivided attention. You have sh*t to do.
I prefer to look at each day as they come so that I can explore the opportunities that are in front of me. I guess you can say I'm opportunistic - and if you're living in the past, your life needs you to be too. The success I've earned didn't come because I followed someone's success plan, it came from getting tough and refusing to allow BS to get in my way. That couldn't have happened if I didn't show some courage.
I invest my time wisely because it gives me what nothing else can: me.
And that's what's important, isn't it?
Wishing you the best in moving forward from whatever has you stuck.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wanauma Graham is the founder of BossFreeMedia.com, a hub for self-development content for women entrepreneurs. Wanauma’s books include Totally Unstoppable, Her Mark and a collection of journals and planners.