- The Past Has Passed
- The Past Does Not Dictate The Future
What is the past? Simple, anything that is not happening in this very moment – period that’s it!
The future holds within it total possibility.
So many people narrow the field of infinite possibility by referring to the past to decide what’s possible in the future. The past does not dictate the future unless you let it. And fortunately for humankind many, many people have focused on the infinite field of possibility and only used the past to learn from and to inspire them.
- The Beatles were turned down by Columbia, Pye, Philips, Oriole, among others. Their most promising audition with Decca resulted in the producer sending them on their way after saying, “Guitar groups are on their way out.” The Beatles persevered and became unquestionably the best and most important band in rock history.
- Michael Jordon, after only one year of joining the basketball team as a tenth grader, was cut. He persevered and is quoted as saying, “I think that not making the Varsity team drove me to really work at my game, and also taught me that if you set goals, and work hard to achieve them-the hard work can pay off.”
- J.K. Rowling struggled through a collapsed marriage and occasionally had to skip meals to make sure she had enough money to feed her four-month-old baby. She persevered and went from living on welfare to multi-millionaire status within five years. With 400 million copies of her books, she has become the highest earning novelist in history.
Unfortunately, it’s more common to hear things like…
“Well, my last two businesses failed so I guess I’ll never have a successful business.”
“I’ve never been able to make a relationship work so I think I’m just doomed.”
“No matter what I’ve tried, I just can’t lose weight. What’s the point?”
The Past does NOT equal the future!
Well I guess it’s more accurate to say that whether or not the past equals the future in your life is up to you! If you falter in action or thought, simply remember that the ‘slip’ is now the PAST.
You can decide now that your future is infinite possibility. Decide now to keep your eyes focused forward on what you truly desire and your feet firmly taking one step at a time toward that future – and please remember to enjoy each and every moment along the way!
Your coach, Debra
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. ~Anthony Robbins