How much time do you spend living in the past?

Reminiscing fondly about great memories can be a wonderful experience that you can thoroughly enjoy, but beating yourself up about things you could have done differently causes you to re-live the pain in the present.

At times it might seem as though you’re the only one that has made mistakes and has regrets, but you’re not. Everyone has something in their past that they wish they could have done differently.

Learning from your past can be great tool if used properly, but all too often people use their past as weapon against themselves.  And the great irony about memories from the past is that they are often a combination of what you remember, what really happened and the story you’ve created in your mind.

Rather than focusing on your past, focus on the present. Your past will always be part of who you are, but it doesn’t have to define who you are going to be.