We’d be different people than we are today if we’d had the opportunity to do and experience the things others have been lucky enough to experience.
If that isn’t the case, to hold on to romantic notions of imagining how our lives could have been, the whole exercise will become futile and upsetting. When I look back on my father’s life, with his own personal battle on how little he thought he had achieved, I am determined for that not to happen to me.
It’s easy to look back for all of us and imagine what could have been, but it takes strength of character for us to move on, without feeling bitter on how things should have turned out. I’m certainly not happy about certain areas of my life, but I choose to look forward instead, so that I accomplish all that I can for today.
I believe we must focus and live for today, one day at a time, so that we put all our energies into making today the best that we can. When we’re too focused on looking back, revisiting and thinking about some of the old issues, not only will we continue to stay embroiled in our own personal battle, visiting emotions we thought we’d cleared.
But I believe we will also emotionally fail to change anything from our past, in our present and in our future. How is that possible being stuck in the past?