Do you ever get crippled by the experience of failure or loss in your past? You have dreams and goals to achieve something great or to take a chance, but you can’t seem to forget that one time in the past that brought you down.
If so, you’re not alone, this is one of the most common fears we deal with, but you don’t have to live in fear anymore.
Many of us live with the mindset of “I can’t do it, because I’ve failed in the past” or “I’ve never done that before, I have no chance.”
This mindset completely destroys any chance of future success because you’ve limited yourself from new experiences.
The people who go out into the world and achieve amazing things are those who do not dwell on their past. They recognize that whatever is done is done and we can never turn back time. They decide to live in the present and only look into the past to learn, or the future to prepare.
Just because you’ve failed once before or a million times in the past does not mean you can’t someday succeed. It can be intelligent at times to look back and learn, but to look back and create limitations is the ultimate failure.
So here’s a way to get past that. Make a list of all the things you are unhappy with or dissatisfied about your life. Make a list of all the things you want out of life, what would satisfy you or make you happy. Also, list what you believe are your strengths and your weaknesses.
When you get clear on what these things you now have the ability to act on them or change them. The best way to get over the past is to forget it and look ahead. Focus on your purpose and your passions in life. Don’t let anybody, especially yourself limit you from what you can or can’t do solely based on your past experience.
“You are who you are because of your past. You will be who you become because of the present.” – Bren Dube
Dive deeper and learn more from our guest Justin Schenck on episode 49 of The Implicit Show.