Through our struggles and our children’s success, there will always be gentle reminders that serve to reinforce our own lack of success. Through our vision for our children, those reminders will stir up negative thoughts on what we didn’t achieve.
So, how do we move on so that we don’t go back to negative thoughts about our own accomplishments? To do that we must learn and understand why things didn’t happen for us, so that we’re not beginning to drawing comparisons with our children.
We must learn to recognise the things we can change, let go of the things we can’t so that we get to re-write history differently, not write someone else’s history. It’s that simple.
We don’t get to change other people or their roles in what we have failed at, but we do get to change our lives so that we have our own and new experiences to draw on, whilst we leave our children to get on with their own lives.