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The Past is Last

Too many of us dwell on our pasts.  We wallow in the misery of our mistakes.  Or, we revel in the exaltation of our past successes.  And many of us tend to spend most of our time in these musings, positive or negative.

In the process of trying to live your life to the fullest, you have to switch the order of your thinking.  By that I mean, think in the moment more than you think in the past.  In this moment is the foundation of thinking for all your future moments.  In other words, you launch your future from where you are now.

It has to be acknowledged, however, that where you are now has something to do with your past.  But using past experiences has to be last in your order of thinking about your future potential.  Why?  Because I believe in a wonderful old bit of philosophy that states:  “The past is valuable as a guidepost but dangerous if used as a hitching post.”

Yes, use your past experiences as a point of reference but that’s all.  Don’t dwell on those experiences to the point of being frozen in time.

That’s the last I have to say about the past.

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