How many of us spend those quiet moments of down time reworking the past, reflecting on failures, embarrassments or attempting to recapture past glories?
Too many of us!
Contrary to popular thinking the past is not a predictor of the future, what you choose to do in this moment is!
Just as a shoreline is in a constant state of change, being affected by the tides, seasons, storms, animals, pollution and humans our future is affected by what we think.
This is not meant to diminish the reality that our past choices, actions and those random acts of life have consequences that extend into our future, our now. Here is where our thoughts either support continued failure or support opportunity and positive change.
If we are mindful of our thoughts, if we take responsibility for our present we can influence our future for the better. If we seek out, hope, joy, positive opportunities we redefine, begin to remake, influence our past in a life affirming way.
While our minds are not muscles we can train our thoughts and this is what needs to happens if you want to influence your future for the positive.
Right now too many of us are focused on the negative, our thoughts are the product of self loathing, regret, anger, jealousy … and we are defining and clarifying the past events of our life negatively and crippling our future opportunities through negative thoughts in this moment.
The past is not a predictor of the future, it is what we think and do right now!
Be curious about what you are thinking. Stop negative thoughts and deliberately change practice being positive.
Effect your future by training your mind and thoughts to focus on the positive, to see opportunities rather than barriers.