Many people have trouble with problems that develop from their past bubble up into their present and spilling over into their future.
How can a person manage their past, deal with their present and remain calm, cool and collected about their future?
Some people got this covered because they are well aware of their past, they make sure that they plan for the future, they live for today, and acknowledge that yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
People should realize that no matter how dirty their past is their future is still spotless. Another thing that people don’t realize is just because their past didn’t turn out as they wanted, doesn’t mean that their future can’t be better than they’d ever imagined.
They tell us “Do not look back,” because there is nothing back there worth regretting. They tell us “Do not grieve over the past”because it’s gone. They tell us “Do not be troubled about the future,” because simply put, it’s not here yet.
They advise us to “Live in the present” and make it beautiful. So beautiful that it will be worth remembering. Something about the human character.
Your character is far more important than your past or your future. Of course, it’s who you are that matters, not what you’ve done or will do and worrying doesn’t empty your tomorrow of troubles. It empties today of its strength.
The fact that people often tend to panic during their present is no trivial affair. Panic usually precedes worry and if people can control the present circumstances, they wouldn’t be worried about those circumstances growing into a tumultuous affair.
Here’s another issue. After panic mode, people somehow get caught-up living in the past. This is the solution. Just remember that the only thing we should do about what happened in the past is to learn from it.
Yesterday, good and bad, is now a part of your history. It’s as if at the end of the day a page of your life or chapter of the story of your life has ended. Unless you enjoyed that read very much you wouldn’t go back and read it again. You move on, move forward to the next page.
You should be anticipating the beginning of the next page or chapter of your life. Instead of dwelling on the memory of what you just finished reading.
The story of your tomorrow is unknown… Each new sentence or new paragraph of the book of your life is completely unknown. In fact, the following pages if what you’re about to read are blank. There is absolutely nothing written in it.
That’s only because you haven’t gone through that life or that page or that particular part, sentence, page Or chapter yet.
Tomorrow is like a dream. Or like the opposite of Deja Vu¹. It’s a dream of hope and passion not of repetition and bewilderment. So don’t let the memories of your history worry your present or disrupt the hopes of your future.
If you do, you’ll get old fast. My mother always said, “Getting old is when you become a person with a long past and a short future.” That is the outcome for any person that lives in their past. The following anonymous Letter To The World says it all.
The Past HAS No Power
The past has no power over the present moment. Never has, never will. However, that won’t help people from using it against you. Just know that whatever the circumstance You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.
This is not a new thing for people to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing or what a thing is worth. Same goes for our lives.
People value different things and they wouldn’t be afraid to hold you to a trivial word or two uttered the day before. Or they won’t be hesitant to find you of some instance that you would like to forget.
Don’t be upset with people and situations in your life because both are powerless without your reaction.
People will never understand those decisions you make unless they have experienced how hard it was to be in your place.
Everything you have been through was preparing you for where you are right now, and where you can be tomorrow. It’s like you want what you can’t have and once you get it you don’t want it anymore.
When it comes to your own past, the people in your life may not give you second chances or may be reluctant to give you a second chance just keep in mind that LIFE always does.
The best things in life are not free
The best thing about the past is that it shows you what not to bring into your future. How can you find the value of your past?
If you remember how much it cost you to obtain your college degree or any finishing diploma, you will be astonished to know that your personal history has a specific value. It is your past that is someone else future. The lessons in your life will be someone else’s lesson. As with all lessons, the impact of retaining the lessons for later use far outweighs the memories of those long forgotten subjects that had no perspective value. Making what you learn a waste of time. Nevertheless, the present is what your rewards will be. Furthermore, the future, in turn, will be your motivation.
Your, past, present and future are the best things in your life. putting value on your entire life. Makes it worth living, regardless of the circumstances.
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Jack: I could have sworn I’ve been here before. But I know I haven’t.
Bob: Heh. Deja vu?
Jack. Yeah. What a strange feeling!