I absolutely LOVE a new year. I love to start over with a clean slate. Obviously it is not really a clean slate but the start of something bigger than me. A new year is supposed to motivate not depress. Many people start thinking about the new year ahead and it becomes a huge burden or they think about what they failed to accomplish the year before. Both trains of thought should be avoided.
When you start thinking about the negative stuff, u-turn your brain back to what is ahead of you. Be a future thinker and not dwell in the past. My wife and I had a conversation this weekend about history. I am not a history buff. I don’t really like to look back very much. I am a future thinking kind of guy who doesn’t really care what happened in the past. Yeah I do like to learn from past mistakes but don’t really like to think much about them.
History to me is kind of like getting stuck in the past. History can be exciting when it is used to define a people or provide understanding to a conflict. But picking and choosing the negative (or positive) things at whim to come up with a conclusion is short sited. It is wrong to think we would make any decisions differently than we did. It is only when you go through the past can you make decisions about the future.
As this new year creeps towards us, don’t get stuck wrenching over what could have been if… Think about what can be if moving forward. Always think ahead and you will stay ahead.
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