Look Forward And Not Look Back
Are you a person who will look forward and not look back? Do you try to move forward and take on new challenges? Alternatively are you a person who wants to keep hold of the past and not let go of it? Technology is moving forward very quickly but I am not talking about that. I can understand people not wanting to embrace it, especially people born before 1950. That is not the issue.
Look forward and not look back
It is wanting to be a part of the present and the future. When it is said like that it sounds very easy. Is it having the right mental attitude?
Some do say they are progressive people but their life is are shaped by events that have happened in the past. Not the past like yesterday or last month but the past like ten, twenty or even thirty years ago.
Life changing events
Life is shaped by events, for example emigrating or a career change. Sometimes these life changing events might not be successful. It is no good trying to return to a life prior to the life changing event. I think it is important that you put a label on that experience and move on.
Consider what you might be missing by allowing your life to be controlled by historical events. I am not suggesting that important national events should be ignored.
Everyone has had at least one thing happen to them that has had an enormous emotional impact. A grieving process is only natural; it allows the wounds to heal. Afterwards, when the time is right you must move on.
OK I have multiple sclerosis, both my parents have died and at least one very good friend has died. These events have been traumatic, especially MS which affects me every day.
Do not dwell on misfortune
When the time is right then park misfortune or put it behind you Be positive and smile, this makes it so much easier to create new opportunities. Someone who is looking back will close down the future opportunities, create obstacles where none exist.
Everyone has a comfort zone. Those who look forward are more positive and more likely to move themselves towards the edge of their comfort zone. This in itself creates new opportunities
As I say
‘Be positive but it can be tricky’. It has been a big help to me.