We tend to wait until we’ve got something to fall back on before we walk away from our past; but because we’ve not managed to change anything, we often continue to hold on to the past and that stops us from moving on.
Unfortunately it’s not always feasible to change the past by correcting something in our present. Whatever we go on to change will never be what we’ve left behind, but it’s better than nothing and a good alternative to doing nothing. Sometimes the act of doing something new that’s similar to what we’ve done in our past is enough to let go of our past issue.
In my own case when I learned to stand back so that I could look at my life objectively, my mindset began to change. We can’t change our past, what’s done is done, but I believe we can change and move on from the past by understanding our life choices and by changing our perceptions on the various issues we have that are stopping us from moving on.
I haven’t corrected everything I’ve done in my past and that’s okay, but I’m not even sure we really need to. As long as we’re happy to understand our past and are happy to relinquish responsibility of the things we clearly weren’t responsible for, we should be able to move on. Own and understand what’s yours and let go of the rest.
What I do know is that if I hadn’t changed my perceptions, I’d still be living in the past and wouldn’t be writing blogs or running The CP Diary now.