🎶“We move forward because we can’t go back.”🎶
— The Midnight
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wish I could go back and change a few things, particularly around decisions dealing with University. I defaulted to the local college route, mostly because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for a career and hadn’t really given in much thought during high school. I hated the college I went to, mostly because the school and professors I had taught to pass, versus taught to learn. I don’t blame them of course. I’m the one that fell into the decision to go there, I had no system to think things through like a blog, podcast or journaling that I do now). Perhaps it’s my fault, or theirs, or no-ones fault, but it is my responsibility to learn from that hard lesson, and doing something different next time I’m faced with life setting choices.
I know now, what I didn’t know then, so despite my shortcomings and setbacks, I’m better off for it in the end. Even if the end is not where I want to be.
What good does dwelling on what could have been?
What will it bring us, but worry and despair?
Getting stuck in the past is a great way of getting stuck in the present. There’s no forward momentum in dwelling on past mistakes.
In order to create something magical, something that could be, we need to let go of what could have been. The first is creating a better future by focusing on the present. The latter is letting your future be controlled by ghosts of your past.
What can you do right now to move towards a better tomorrow?
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #562