Here is an even better question…..are you still moving while you are sitting still? That all depends, are you looking behind you at your past? Or, are you looking “Forward” toward your Goals, Dreams and Destiny?
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with “Remembering” your past. It is apart of who you are and how you arrived at this place and time in your life. There are lessons to be learned from your past mistakes to insure that you do not repeat them in the future. There are also the Happy memories that will always be there to make you smile and warm your heart. Where we get caught up in the past is usually in those past relationships that we thought he/she was the “One”. They were the one we were gonna spend the rest of our life with and have the “Fairytale Ending“. Or when bad things happen to good people that we had no control over. We get stuck in that “Victim” mentality. We also, have the “Glory Days”, you know when you can’t get out of that “Winning catch in the Big Game”. Then you have the “STUPID” stuff you did that you knew when you did it that it was a Bad Idea. We all have those, Trust Me, I am the Queen of Stupid Mistakes! That is Life! That is how you Learn.
Yes, all of those things may be true. But the truth of the matter is that none of those things “Killed” you, Right? Your still alive or you wouldn’t be reading this blog post now, lol. Did some of them Hurt? I am quite sure they did. Did it totally Suck to have to go thru any of that? Of course it did! But the fact remains that You Are Very Much Alive! Or, well, at least I think you are. Do the pulse check for me, you know, put your fingers on the artery on your neck, and if you can feel that “thump, thump” under your fingers, that means your heart is beating and you have a pulse! YaY!!!! Take a Deep Breath….let it out nice and slow. Did you feel that? Did you hear the breath come out of your lungs? Great! If you said “YES” to those questions then you are Definitely Alive!
So, why are you still looking behind you? ALL of that “STUFF“, it can’t be changed. There is nothing you can do about it now. Here is something for you to think about…. The truth of the matter is that the future is where your going to live. So, if you don’t start looking in front of you to your future and start creating the life “You Want”, then you will be spending “Your Future” built by somebody else’s dream that you don’t want to be in. How is that for a reality check on Monday?
Look at your future as a Blank Canvas. Now, the way I see it, you have Two Options. Option Number One, You can let your peers, co-workers, boss, family, society or worse yet, the Government, decide how you should live your life and your future. (How bad is that gonna Suck in 5 years?) Or, Option Number Two, and my personal favorite, You can design Your Own Life! Whatever that Means to You! If money was no object, and the people around you refused to let you fail, What Would You Do? (NOTE: If the people around you want you to fail or don’t support you, then You Need To Change Your Zip Code, I’m just saying) The only person stopping you from doing what “YOU” want to do is You!
I am 46 years old. I didn’t reach my 1st life goal of being a personal trainer until I was 44. You know what I have been doing all day? Studying! Why? Because now it is time to pass a National Certification Exam so that when I move to San Juan, PR, I can get a job in Any Gym I want to and I will Still be doing what I Love to do, Just on a Tropical Island!!! (Yes its okay to be Jealous now lol) I am not bragging about my accomplishment (well maybe just a little, lol) but I am Very Proud of Myself for Overcoming an Abusive Childhood and past to make this happen! Which means, if I can do it, Anybody Can. (You can see part of my story Here)
Don’t stand still and let life pass you by because your comfortable hiding in the shadows of the past. Come out into the Sunshine and Enjoy ALL that life has to offer! Take that Canvas and Paint the Life You Want To Live!
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hear a piece of my heart tonight! I would love to hear what you are painting on your Canvas!