Don't Let Your Past Dictate Your Future
Updated: May 25, 2019
We go through life "collecting" limiting beliefs, fears, and triggers to those fears that reinforce those beliefs. But we don't have to live by them.
Have you ever missed out on an opportunity because you hesitated? Have you ever regretted not saying yes (or not saying no) to something, because you were scared? Did that chance at being with that one person, accepting that one job, closing the deal on that one house, slip by because of a bad experience you had in the past that made you fearful of trying again?
Yes, sometimes our past is there to help guide us to not make the same mistakes again. But, if we've have similar experiences multiple times, sometimes we begin to get conditioned to thinking something that we truly desire just isn't possible. Sometimes things don't work out because of timing, because you hadn't learned something yet, or simply because the circumstances just didn't line up. It may not be about your capability or potential to achieve this goal, at all. Entertain the idea that maybe its not that you're not meant to experience a good relationship, or land a great job, or achieve some other goal... maybe it just hasn't happened yet. Wouldn't you rather try again, and risk another failed attempt and gain more knowledge out of it, than risk losing the chance at finally attaining it and experiencing something wonderful? Ask yourself, which risk would you regret not taking more?
Trust your intuition when you get an opportunity that excites, but scares you. If you feel like the possibility of success is worth the risk of failure, don't let the fear hold you back. Take a leap of faith.
If you're too afraid to take chances you won't fully live your life. Don't let what happened to you in your past ruin what you could have in the future.