Live Today, Not In The Past

In life, they say that to get to where you want to go, you need to look at or be cognizant of your past. I generally agree with this profound statement but I also feel that, in order to reach your destination, you can’t be living your life in the past.

It’s one thing to look at or be cognizant of where you were but to live in it, think about it and romanticize it will lead you nowhere, and such backwards reminiscence would most definitely lead you astray as you lose focus on where it is exactly you want to go.

Do you want to be locked in the past?

I understand the need to revisit the past once in a while but I maintain, it shouldn’t be too frequent as such practice will only cloud your judgement and lead to undesired results, more so, when where you want to be fundamentally clashes with where you were.

I admit I allow myself to reminisce about the past at times but I never allow myself to dwell on it too much, lest it sucks me back and make me live in it. It is the past, after all, and it is something that we all lived through at one point of our lives. The danger of dwelling on it, specially the oh-so-sweet memories, is that before you realize it, you are back living in it and this will not only confuse your current state but also jeopardize your future.

This world is full of ‘what if’s’ and allowing yourself to be dragged into it – knowingly or otherwise – will rest assured only lead to complications in your current and future lives. Is it worth the risk?

I am applying this argument logic to every facets of one’s life. Do you look back to where you used to work and think of the times when you were happy? If you do, why did you leave in the first place? Similarly, reminiscing about the good times you had with your exes do not change the fact that they are exes no?

I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason and in both samples aforementioned, there are reasons why you are not working there and are not with the person anymore. Think about it, is it really worth losing your current career and love life by indulging yourself into some guilty reminiscences from the past?

Sometimes, to have a great future, we need to burn the past

I don’t know about you but I am convinced that the best way to live one’s life is to live in the present. And as for the future, it really depends on how you live your current life, not your past that would guide where you will be.

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Don't let the past steal your present. And when you clutch the past so tightly to your chest, it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

Is it really worth losing what you have and what you could potentially have?

Thing about it...


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