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Are you living in the past or living for the future?

Friday, January 14, 2011

The question of the day are you living in the past or living for the future?

One of my favorite quotes is 'you can't change the past but you can change the future'. This quote caused me to raise the question of whether or not I'm living in the past or the future.

I've come to some realizations this week.... I've been living in the past.

Two and a half years ago, I gained weight after hip surgery due to the fact that I quit exercising, got into bad eating habits, and then got into a cycle of beating myself up for my poor choices.

This week I began to realize that I'm still living in the past! Wasting energy dwelling on my surgery and its negative impact on my lifestyle! And living with the regret that I gained weight and don't fit into old clothes, etc.

Well the past is just that, the past. I can't change it. It's done.... time to move on.... and put the energy into the future.

My new motto: live for the future!!

Just curious are you living in the past or living for the future?

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    I used to live in the past but have learned to look to the future.
    P.S. Thanks for the goodies.
    3813 days ago
    Excellent thought...
    3814 days ago
    Hmm, I hadn't really thought too much about living for the future or in the past. I would have thought I was living for the future but reading your blog had me think for a few minutes and really analyze myself. I have been living in the past. Still knocking myself down and not acknowledging the distance I've come.

    Thanks for the thought provoking blog - I think I need to sit down tonight and write down my accomplishments , positive accolades, motivational quotes and lay out a strategy to succeed

    Have a great weekend!
    3814 days ago
    I'm definitely living for my future now. I used to be living in the past... I'd play things over and over again, situations I wanted to turn out differently. A lot of "if only's" were flying through my mind. I'm glad you have a new mindset!
    3814 days ago
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