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Focus on a Future of What You Can Change Not a Past You Can't!


Too often we are stuck in the ‘Woulda, coulda, and shouda mentality’ fantasising about how things would have worked out differently if only we did something different, or we had another opportunity to do so.

Doesn’t really help change the outcome, just keeps gives us a momentary sense of retribution or recovery in our own minds!

Memories are important for all the right reasons, as long as they are the right reasons. Creating dreams for the future are more rewarding.

By focussing on the future we can help to blow away cloudy past issues that may not give us a positive outlook. The future is in our control as long as we make that contribution continuous, focussed, owned and responsible. The future doesn’t happen by accident, we play a part in it.

So, consider this. As we replay the past we can sometimes see how and why things worked out the way they did.

Reverse think it. Anticipate what you want in the future, work backwards on how to get it and take control of the steps to get there.

Posted by Ricky Nowak on 20th May, 2013 |
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