For whatever reason, we tend to "live in the past" and revisit the mistakes and "what if's" over and over again. You can never successfully move forward while looking back.
We must break our "rear-view mirror" mentality if we are to successfully move forward to and through our future.
Have you noticed? EVERY mirror in an automobile points to what has passed, what's behind. Your rear-view mirror that is right smack dab in the middle of the windshield is there for you to look behind you. The two mirrors on each door are also designed for the same reason. They are there for you to see what is behind you.
As useful and needful as these mirrors are for safety, one CAN NOT successfully drive forward if they continuously look at what has already passed. They will crash because they are focusing on the wrong thing and in the wrong direction.
We ALL have things in our past that we'd like to forget. Yet, we have a hard time forgetting them. Too, there are more than enough other people that are more than ready to remind us of those things if they think we are even THINKING of forgetting them! Separate yourself from these people.
We have all made mistakes. Sure, some of us have made more than others but here's the key: DID YOU LEARN FROM THOSE MISTAKES and HAVE YOU MOVED ON FROM THOSE MISTAKES?
If you have learned from those mistakes then you are NOT the same person and you can continue to improve and develop into the person that you wish to become. You ARE becoming that person when you learn from and move on from those mistakes. Do NOT ever forget that!
Yesterday is gone forever. Gone. Forever.
Live TODAY and live it as one who has learned - LEARNED - from the past. LEARN from the past but do not LIVE in the past!
Hey listen, that's one reason it's so important to fill you mind with as much positive material as possible - IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Doesn't it?
Keep moving forward one day at a time and one step at a time and always be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"