So I recently did one of my Daily Dose videos on this very subject. Letting our past control our present and future. Why do we do this?
A little bit about me…I spent 8 years as a drug addict. During that time, my life was a hot mess. I had to put my child in the custody of my family, because of the choices that I made. I put myself through abuse, as well as being abused by my spouse at the time. At the end of my addiction, I went to rehab for 8 1/2 months. When I returned home, I was no longer the person that I was before I left. I had changed.
Upon my return home, I had 2 choices. Repeat my past…in other words let my past take over. Or I could move forward from my past and start a new path. Now…I’m going to be very honest. The easy thing to do would have been to just go back down the path that I was previously on. It would have taken no effort at all. But that’s not what I wanted. I wanted something different…something better. So, I put in the work.
We all have a past. Yours may have been like mine….with abuse and drugs. It may have been totally and completely different. But it doesn’t have to be your future.
You have the ability to take control of your future, to change things. Put in the work…it’s worth it.