Don’t Dwell On The Past


Instead, construct a better future. What is lost is lost. Focus on the future.

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Ever consider how different your existence might have been ten years ago if you knew what you know now? If I had started writing online ten years ago, for instance, my existence would be very different today. Probably by now, I would have earned seven figures and would have been a greater writer. Same thing, according to my pals. Why did I wait so long to launch this company? I could have achieved so much more now if I had put in more effort when I was younger. I often encounter them. I was initially upset after coming to my realisation. I gave it some serious consideration after that. I realised that lamenting the past wouldn’t make anything different. Why not put more emphasis on what you did instead of lamenting what you didn’t do?

Whatever is lost is lost

Time is a very precious resource. Even so, we ignore it. We only understand its true worth after it has gone.
In life, we all make errors. We make poor decisions that have an effect on our job, finances, relationships, and health. But such is reality. You cannot live in misery because of regrets about the past. Realizing what has passed is the first move towards moving on. It cannot be altered.

Your current does not reflect your past

We think that the present is influenced by the past. It is real. Your present reality was created by all of your prior thoughts, deeds, and beliefs. You don’t have to put up with it, though. By changing your old thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors, you can change your world. Performing the same actions repeatedly won’t yield any different outcomes. Never accept a situation as it is. Most people believe that whatever occurs to them is their fate and that nothing can be done to change it. Your existence is exactly what you make of it. You will experience this, for instance, if you believe you can exert more effort and achieve greater results. Similar to this, you won’t do something if you think you lack the necessary skills. Your history may have shaped who you are today. You can, however, always alter your course.

Your destiny being altered

Like I said, I regret not starting my internet writing career ten years ago. I could have written better and written more successfully. I didn’t do it, though. Because I cannot alter the past, I am unable to complain about it.

I can alter my destiny, though. I acknowledge that in the past I didn’t compose. Yet here I am. My favourite activity is it. I don’t want to look back and lament the same thing in ten years. By altering my current attitudes, convictions, and behaviors, I can forge an improved future. I know that if I don’t take action right away, I will say something similar in the future, such as “I wish I had taken writing seriously ten years ago; I would have been successful now.” Your past is beyond your power. You can, however, design your destiny however you like. What do you hope to be doing in ten years? On a sheet of paper, jot it down. Act on it right away (as your future self).

Instead of taking action right away, we wait for things to transpire. Say your goal is to have a million dollars in ten years. Why not behave accordingly right now? You won’t automatically receive your millions, that much is true. You might have to labour yourself to the bone. But if you go after your goals while presuming you already have what you want, your actions will have more of an effect. “Pretend that your wish has been realised.” ~ Neville Goddard. You will discover methods to accomplish your goals if your purpose is strong. You don’t require external inspiration. You only need a strong desire to accomplish your objectives and carry out your mission as motivation.

Don’t let the past consume you. You have no power to change the situation. Plan your destiny instead because you have control over it. Do you want to look back on your future with the same remorse you do on your past? I’m certain you don’t. Therefore, focus on what you can alter in the future rather than what might have happened in the past.

Hi, I’m Garima and I write about life experiences. I have several books available on Amazon. Check them out today! Any purchases or KDP reads will be greatly appreciated. If you like my books, do leave a review. Here’s my author page on Amazon –


6 Comments Add yours

  1. sicetnon3 says:

    “Whatever is lost is lost” and whatever is not is not

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    1. GS says:

      Live in the present and everything will be okay.!

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      1. sicetnon3 says:

        🤣 “…everything will be ok.” Yes, it is!

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  2. Jennifer Arimborgo says:

    How vitally important it is to not get stuck in the past! It reminds me of this beautiful passage: “ ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭18‬-‭19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you

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      1. Your’e welcome!

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