When you invite the past into the present you steal the joy of today.
Do you remember that time when that person liked you, or even loved you? Do you remember that time when you business was doing so much better? Do you remember that time when you had it all together?
When you think about those things, you will see them in one of two perspectives. You will either see that things were so much better and long to have that love, business, togetherness back that you used to have and become sad in the moment because you give your joy to the past, or you will realize that if you had it before with someone else, you can have it again now with someone new. Focusing on what used to be takes away what can be.
Don’t get me wrong, it is alright to remember the awesomeness that you have had. The problem comes when you live with a limited mentality and think that you will never or can never achieve the same level of awesomeness again. We live in an abundant universe. There isn’t just one. There are as many as we need. If you used to have a lot of money, that means you already know how to get that much money and that is a good thing. If you used to have a lot of love, that means that you know how to be in love already. You have already completed half of the battle. You know how to get there. But, and it is a very big but, I cannot lie, you must be here, now, in order to get where you want to be next.
You must live in the now, in the moment, in the present, in order to live the awesome life that you were intended to live. Let the past stay where it is, in the past. Live your day with only the knowledge that you have mastered some incredible lessons in the past and are well prepared to thrive in the moment. Kick the past to the curb! Live your life as if today is a gift, because it is. You simply never know what will happen next, so living with the joy of the moment is the only logical thing that you can do. Never let your past steal the joy of your now.
Here is your affirmation for the day. Now, stand up and place your hand over your heart. Feel your heartbeat and say, “I live in the present. I embrace every moment and cherish it for the gift that it is. I have learned from my past and will embrace every moment and apply every lesson. I find joy in the present!”
To Your Success!
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.