Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking Back, Moving Forward

For most of my life, I’ve been a planner. I like to map out my future and make sure that everything is going according to plan. I have anxiety so not having a plan means that I will not be able to function until things are settled. But recently, I’ve come to realize that things in life don’t always go according to plan—and that’s okay! So here are some ways we can learn lessons from our past and move forward into whatever our future has in store for us: Looking back, moving forward.

The Beginning Of The End

The beginning of the end can be a hard time. It might feel like your life is over and that you’ll never be happy again. You may have lost friends or family members, or even your job because of it. It’s emotionally draining whenever you’re trying to move past difficult times, but you’re still reminded of them due to unresolved trauma, or whatever it is that may be happening in your life. Just because something endn’t mean that your life is over.

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If there’s one thing I can offer is this: The best way to move forward is by taking small steps every day until you’re ready for bigger ones. And eventually those big changes will happen–you just have to give them time. Looking back, but always moving forward.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking back, moving forward. It’s a great way to start any new year or even just a day!

When we look back on our lives and think about where we have been and what we have done, we can learn so much about ourselves. We can also use this time as an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come since then, which helps us set goals for our future. Looking back allows us to see all of the things that made up the person who is currently reading this sentence right now–and looking forward gives us hope for what lies ahead.

Our Journey Does Not End Here. We Look Forward To Welcoming You To The Next Step Of Your Journey.

No road ever taken has been easy. There’s a bump on every road. What makes the journey beautiful is always the end goal. Whatever it is that you’re aiming for, that should always be a priority.

Fresh Start

As you step onto a new day, be open to new experiences. Be open to meeting new people, learning from them and growing as a person. Be willing to try things that you’ve never done before or thought about doing before; don’t be afraid of failure. Or be afraid of it if your journey requires it. Don’t be afraid to fall. Every fall brings us closer to our endgame. If it doesn’t work out for you this time around then there’s always tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, and even next week. You are in charged.

I am also going through some changes in my life right now so instead of doing what I always did (which was nothing), I decided that it was time for me to make some changes in my life too

I’ve been looking at all kinds of different possibilities such as starting up my own company or just changing careers altogether because working at this same job has become emotionally exhausting over these last few months which means that both my emotional well-being and my physical well-being are at risk. No job is worth losing thyself.
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The only moment that matters is now. You can’t change what happened in your past, but you can change your future by focusing on now and living in the present.

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When I started my journey of self-discovery, I found myself dwelling too much on how things were or how they could have been if only this or that hadn’t happened to me in my life. It wasn’t until I realized that it was pointless for me to focus on these thoughts because no matter how much time goes by, or how many times we go through life experiences together with other people–we will never be able to change who we are today based upon our past experiences alone. We all make mistakes along our journeys through life; however these mistakes do not define us because they have already happened (past tense). Instead of dwelling on those mistakes we should focus instead on making better decisions moving forward so as not repeat them again later down the road when given another opportunity at redemption…or maybe even forgiveness if applicable.

Let’s Quickly Recap:

  • You can learn lessons from your past and move forward into whatever your future has in store for you.
  • Your past may have been difficult, but it doesn’t have to define you, or limit what you can do with your life today, tomorrow, or any day.
  • Find people who share the same values as you and make moments perfect with them.
  • Improve your relationship with yourself so that when someone else comes along, they’ll be able to see how amazing of a person/friend/partner/etc., they’ve found.
  • Don’t limit yourself because of what the past has shown you! Your life experiences didn’t make you stronger. You made yourself stronger when you opted to fight those damaging experiences.
  • You’re a fighter.
  • Looking back, moving forward – make this your motto.

The most important thing to remember when you’re looking back and moving forward is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Everyone’s journey is different, but we all have one thing in common: the desire to make our lives better than they were before. You don’t need a degree from Harvard or an MBA from Yale to figure out what will make your life happier–just give yourself some time off from everyone else’s expectations and think about what makes sense for who you are today. Find yourself and find your power. Once you’ve found them, hold on tight and never let these things go. It’s your journey, be proud of it.

4 thoughts on “Looking Back, Moving Forward”

  1. inspirational article, I believe we should always reflect on our past so we don’t repeat it, but I don’t like to look back too often as to get stuck in the past. Understanding the past and what we learned from it is important for personal growth, when we reflect back we should do so to only understand what we accomplished and how the path we took to get through it, learning along the way. Great article! 

    1. Thank you for your input, and yes, I agree with you. If we get stuck in what has happened to us in the bast it can decrease our emotional well-being and that’s not what we’re aiming for. Reflect? Yes. Live in past mistakes? No. We got this!

  2. This is a lot of really good advice.  I always set goals at the beginning of each year and that helps me look forward.  Recently I’ve been watching YouTube videos about ways to forget or move on from negative things that happened in the past.  One of the things that helped me so much was if you did something in the past you feel guilty about and regret, realize that the fact that you’re still upset about it after all this time speaks to your character.  We have to forgive ourselves and move foward!

    1. First step is always looking for the root of the problem and figuring out how we’ve got there, or how we feel about it. If it’s something that was done to us then we need to sit down and reflect. You don’t have to forgive and you don’t have to forget. You can move on without doing any of those things. 

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