For years I dwelt on the glory days. How good it was to be free once I left to go off to college back in the early 1990’s. I had little responsibility other than to make sure that someday I got a college degree.
I joined the fraternity, had the women, partied for almost 10 years straight and really had an awesome time.
Years after that was over, I found myself still trying to live that same life. I would get together with my old college buddies and rehash “The good ole’ Days”.
Then, something happened.
I grew up.
I realized that by trying to live in my past, I was keeping myself from moving into the future god had planned for me. I was keeping myself from the blessing because of the blinders of the past.
I found my good friends from college always talking about the past. It was nice to reminisce , but I had enough.
I distanced myself from those people for a while so that I could really get in touch with what I wanted for my future. I began to start visualizing how I wanted my future to look.
I then began to plan the attack on what I needed to do to make my dreams a reality. All visualization is is putting yourself in your dreams.
As the famous Andrew Carnegie once said, “Thoughts are Things”. It’s the first chapter in “Think and Grow Rich”.
Your past does not predict your future. The greatest thing about life is that everyday you wake-up, you can take a redo. There is no time limit other than the one you self impose.
It is impossible to have a future when living in the past. The past is history, the future is a mystery and the present is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
The things you do now will affect your future. You can change your whole future and the future of your unborn ancestors by what you do with your life today.
You can make a different in the world around you by putting the past behind and forging ahead like a rodeo bull with a mission.
I guess what I am trying to say here is, there are way too many of us living with either the guilt of the past, something that happened that left a deep wound or the pleasures of the past we are still trying to relive.
Either way, today can be the day you say to yourself, “The past is the past and today I am going to make my mark and draw a line in the sand. I am moving forward from here on out. I am going to plow through any obstacles that get in my way. It’s going to be a tough road ahead, but I know I can do it..
I was made for this and this is my destiny and Gods plan for my life.