Living in the past.
Some of us do so fondly.
Our past is our glory.
Some of us do so sadly.
Our past is filled with pain and regret.
Sometimes, living in the past keeps us stuck in patterns.
Patterns that aren’t serving us.
Expecting things to return to the way they were.
Or keeping things from how they might be, out of fear.
No matter the reason, living in the past keeps us from what matters most.
Who we are.
Who we are working to become.
We get so caught up in who we’ve been and what we’ve done that we fail to accept our infinite potential.
That’s the great tragedy of living in the past, regardless how pleasant or unpleasant that past may be.
Your successes and disappointments.
They’ve shaped you.
They’ve molded you.
But they aren’t you.
They aren’t what you do today.
What you do in days to come.
Let not what’s behind blind you to what’s ahead.
What’s ahead is what matters.
What’s ahead is what defines you.
You are so strong and so capable.
Let not your past keep you from who and what you might become.
Let it go.
You’ve got this.