All of us at any point in our lives will have a past history. Our past can be of 3 kinds
- a boring past
- a gory past
- a glorious past
A boring past: If our past has been boring then we really need to do something about it. We have probably simply drifted about in life without any ambition in life. We probably feel we have not have achieved anything worthwhile in life. If this is the case we really need to distance ourselves from our past. We need to set appropriate goals fired with the necessary ambition and we need to drive ourselves in life. As they say “nothing is impossible” as long as we put our heart and soul into achieving this.
A Gory Past: There are some who feel that their past has been nothing but a string of failures and defeats. Their past acts as a drag on their progress. They are constantly weighed by the guilt of failure and under achievement. These people have to just let go of the past and start afresh on the journey into the future. The past is in no way determines your future as long as you use your free will and choose to act differently. Failure in the past is no excuse for inactivity or being lethargic. If we let go off the past and focus on the future we can truly achieve great things
A Glorious Past: If you have a glorious past you may think there is no need for worry. But these people have the most difficult task ahead of them. We should not just bask in our past victories. People who live in past glories are doomed to failure at some future point because they are bound to be lulled into overconfidence. People with a glorious past with a lot of successes should really divorce their past and move into the future afresh. They should tackle the future unmindful of their past victories. This will make then humble and will also result from any overweening pride in oneself. This takes a lot of courage to start afresh when one can simply wallow in self pride. If we have the courage to start anew and focus on the task then we can add to our string of victories
Hence whether you have a boring, a gory or a glorious past we need to look at the future with fresh eyes without the weight of past failures or the pride of past successes. We need to travel light into the future.