How to Serve Your Future, Not Your Past

I don’t know about you, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about my past. Ruminating over situations where I could have done things differently, obsessing over why I didn’t do things sooner, wishing I could have said something different. And do you know where that’s gotten me? Absolutely nowhere.

I love the mantra, “Control the controllable” because it reminds me that worrying about the past, or things no longer in our hands, is a big fat waste of time. Right now, I want you to promise me that you will stop focusing on what’s behind you, and instead, use that beautiful energy to create the future you want.

Every single thing you do today is weaving you into the woman you want to be tomorrow.

Every single thought you think is shaping your future self. Every single action you take is setting up the world around you to either support you, or sabotage you. You have complete control over the way you want your next chapter to look. Of course, we can’t control all things, but we can control who we are, and how we handle them.

Here’s a great exercise you can do right now to get busy serving your future, not your past. Grab a notebook and answer the following questions:

Who is the woman I want to be?

What are the goals I’d love to accomplish within the next 3-6 months?

What are the habits that have held me back in the past?

What are the new habits that can help move me forward?

What can I let go of?

What can I be excited about?

Create a personal power mantra to remind yourself of who you are becoming.

I hope these questions help you realize that you are beautiful, whole, and deserving of an amazing life. Your past is gone, your mistakes are simply experiences, and your future is waiting for you. What’s done is done, but the good news is, you get to write your next chapter in a way that serves you. It’s time to pick up that pen.


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