We have all been there. We have looked back in the past and said, “wow, what was I thinking? Biggest mistake of my life.” Can you really tell me that you haven’t done that? All I have to say to that is, it was a biggest lesson learned in life. Most of us are looking in the rearview mirror while trying to drive ahead. See I could look back and say that I made the biggest mistake by having a kid with such a deceiving person but that doesn’t change anything nor do I feel that way. You have to be able to forgive not just yourself but also the other person. Free yourself from the hatred you carry around in your heart because that burden is only drowning you. Not being able to forgive puts you in a victim mentality and you sit there drinking poison while wishing the other person would die. Guess what? The other person is living with no concern about you. The only person you are hurting is yourself.
My son is the biggest blessing in my life and without him I wouldn’t have half of the motivation that I have to keep going. My passion wakes me up everyday feeling blessed that God has given me another day to work towards my dream. To paraphrase a great quote I read, you have two important days in your life, the day you are born and the day you find out why. Discovering my passion to help people gave me life all over again and there’s never been a time where I wasn’t fulfilled. I can’t stress enough about how important it is to move on from the past life lessons, put it behind you and grow from it. I’m not asking you to forget your past completely because it has taught you so much but I’m asking you to let it go, put the burdens down of the past and keep moving forward. It’s not about who you were. It’s not about who you are. It’s not about what choices you adapted to and the decisions you made. It’s about whom you are deciding to become; the choices and habits you’re adapting to on a daily basis. That’s what moving ahead looks like. I don’t need to tell you who you are. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how incredibly amazing you are and how far you have come. Look ahead and rise up. This is your time; don’t allow anyone to interfere in it. Drop the baggage from the past and live a little.