In order to have the life you dreamt of it’s important to focus on the future. We can reflect on the past but we must leave the past in the past. I have been passionate about this topic for many years and have done lots of research on this topic.
About 90% of people who set goals and don’t reach them is because a lot of the time they keep focusing on the past and getting stuck in the past and what happened to them or what they didn’t do. Lots of people have gone through some time in their life when things were not good in the past and the difference to those that move forward and those that are stuck in the past is what they decide to do from that moment.
I have been through a lot in the past I was in a women’s refuge and have had it very tough in my life. But now when I look back in the past I feel very proud of myself and what I have achieved instead of focusing on how hard it was and how much I have been through I focus on how I was able to turn my life around for my children.
My focus when I was a broke single mother on welfare and in government housing after I got out of the women’s refuge was to give my children a great life and I worked very hard to make this happen. The best way to not focus on the past and dwelling on regrets is to have goals you are focusing on. I was so focused on my goals and what I wanted to do i had no time to look back in the past with regret.