It’s been more than a few years now since I have actually taken out time to retrospect on how my life has panned out.
Have you ever tried to look back at your past and then getting lost in the small stories which eventually shaped you up?
So last week I made conscious decision to look back at how my life has evolved over the years. The idea here was not to see how good or bad my life has been, but merely a way to say to myself that
Look, this is your life story and no one but you are responsible for it
A Past to Remember?
As I was reminiscing the yesteryear’s I realised that I made few terrible choices and mistakes. But at the same time, there were many decisions of my life which turned out to be good. So is there a point to look back and keep wondering and thinking how we could have done something better to change the way we are living now?
My answer to this question is that there is no point in looking back and then regretting or cursing yourself on how your current life has shaped up. Rather when you are drawn to your past, encourage your mind to say that there is a reason why all this is in the past. You smile about it or even cry about it but never let what you did in your past affect the decision making in your present stage. When you look back and reflect on everything that has happened in our past, we learn to move forward It is only when you can ever make peace with your past.
You Make Peace with Your Past by owning your Piece of the past. – Andy Stanley