Sunday, April 4, 2010

What To Do With Your Past, Present And Future


What can you do about your past? Well, just like the word suggests it, it is the past, so there is nothing you can do about it unless one thing, to learn from it.

Yes, there is nothing you can do about your past. You cannot change what has already happened, what you can do is just to learn from your past and gain better experience.

Many people fail to do this and often times, they will linger in their past.

It is just like if you fall from the bicycle badly because you try to do some stunts, I bet you will never do it again in the future. If you tried some food before and you hate the taste, most likely you will
never want to try it again in the future.

This is how your past works. It serves as the library for your experience. Thus, what you can do is to store good experience so that you will learn and improve along the way.

If you linger in your past, you will block yourself with your own thinking. Think about it, if you failed at something before and you don’t dare to do it again because of the fear of failure, you are
actually stopping yourself with your own thoughts.


This is the most important phase. Whatever you do right now will determine your future. You have the choice of doing what you want and you must learn to make good use of the power of making choices.

If you feel that this article is boring for you, you can stop and just get away, or you can choose to stay on and read. It is your choice. However, what you do right now will influence on your future,
either huge or small influence.

Just like if you spend 30 minutes everyday into reading self-improvement books, after 3 years, you will have read tons of books. And do you think that this has something to do with your future?

The answer is obvious. Therefore, you must learn to make the right choice and take action right now to produce the future that you want.

Unfortunately, most people will put things off and procrastinate. Even they know what they have to do, but they just don’t do it.

You know you have to stop eating junk food, but you did it anyway.

You know you need to exercise everyday to keep a healthy lifestyle, but you did not do it.

You know you have to read and improve yourself everyday, but you are not doing it.

You know you need to train your dog, but you procrastinate and now the dog is out of your control.

Can you see it right now? It is all about making choices and taking action. What you do right now will give you some effect to your future.

If you are not properly managing your present, you will never produce the future you want. And when the time comes; your future will become a bad past for you.

So always remember, it is what you do right now that will determine your future.


This is where it all begins. It is the kind of future you dream about and think about that will shape your destiny. If you have big dreams, you will get inspired by them and take more productive actions in the present.

On the other hand, if you keep on thinking and focusing on what you do not want, you will produce more of the results that you do not desire.

It is what you think about that will shape what you are going to do in your present.

This is why you need to have a vision. Every successful people have a vision. They know it clearly what they want to accomplish in their lives and they can see it in their mind.

This means, they know the kind of future that they want. So do you know what you want to accomplish in the future?

If you don’t, chances are, you will produce vague results and live an average lives just like others. I’m not saying that living an average life is something bad, it all depends on what you really want
from your life.

If you think that life is short and you deserve a better life, then you will need to focus and dream about something better. If you think that living an average life is all you want, then just go for it.

What kind of thoughts you have in your mind will lead you to where you think about.

So now you know what to do with your past, present and your future. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Donald Trump, “My policy is to learn from the past, focus on the present, and dream about the future.

Posted by L Leo Dimamay, Core Team of Create abundance 2020 Business Community

No comments:

Post a Comment