Creating excuses or trying something new and different
Self-creation of our own roadblocks on our path to success and happiness
How often do we allow our past to dictate our future and where we are today? Very often, if you ask me. Most decisions that we make have some sort of connection to our past, both good and not so good. We make decisions based on your prior experience or the experience of someone else. Instead of leaving our past behind and focus what we have and do today, in order to keep moving forward, we continue to remain closely attached to our past. It’s not a bad thing to use positive experience which we have experienced previously and incorporate our learnings in our life at the present time. However, we rarely look back to something positive that had happened to us, instead we rely on all of the negative experiences, which often become roadblocks on our own path to success and happiness that we strive to achieve.
Why do we get so attached to the negative experiences from our past?
Mostly, it’s because it is easier for us to come up with an excuse as to why we should not try something new, take a risk, versus actually doing it. Attachment to negative past doesn’t require any action on our part, with the exception of coming up with a clever excuse which we can use and point to the past, trying to prove why you should not try again, or try something different. Why waste time if something similar was already tried before, which resulted in a failure? Whether it was tried by you or not it doesn’t matter, as long as you can point your finger to something, trying to justify your lack of action. These experiences could be really anything from starting your own business online while working full time, starting a new career, starting a new diet or healthier eating plan and lose weight, stick to a regular exercise plan long-term, become financially free or debt free, etc. These are just some of the most common goals that many of us start but then quickly give up on, and create all reasons as to why we shouldn’t have to start anything to begin with based on prior experiences and/or failures.
Leaving negative experiences of the past behind and starting over with determination and plan to succeed no matter what
Do you want to continue to be viewed as someone who tried, failed, learned from it, and eventually succeeded, or someone who gave up after the first major roadblock? I would think it would be the former. Most of us want to be viewed as winners, someone who does not give up on their goals and keeps their word. That is why to move past the initial roadblocks and failures, we must leave our negative experiences in the past, use what we’ve learned from those experiences, and keep trying, despite all difficulties and opinions of those who think that what you’ve started isn’t possible, and keep going with extreme persistence and determination until you reach your goal(s).
Only you know what you can and cannot do, so don’t let someone else to second guess your abilities. Instead, find your path to success and prove everyone who was doubting you what you are capable of. We are as strong as our own confidence in ourselves and our abilities. So, don’t get into a habit of giving up, instead get into a habit of finding solutions to the most challenging obstacles you may face over time. Your persistence and unshakable belief in yourself will help you find success, whatever that may be for you and happiness.
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