Preview your future
“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ~ Gautama Buddha
And you never see a snake going back to that skin again. Once it sheds it off it's off for good, never to go back to it again.
I think we need to apply this process to our thoughts as human beings. We need to shed off some "dead skin” called bad memories we often choose to carry around and dwell on instead of letting them go. Many of us spend so much time mulling over the negative stuff that has happened to us in the past that we find ourselves stuck and unable to move forward.
What’s past is past; that’s why it is in the PAST and revisiting that part of your life is simply taking you back in time, which only wastes your time; unless you are reminiscing on good stuff, or on lessons you learnt.
How about you spend more time having previews of what your future could be like. How about you spend more time creating a new history by making sure your future is worth looking forward to.
By creating your own future in your mind first. By dreaming, setting yourself some SMART goals, by having a vision of you in the future….i.e. living your future through your mind today.
In the words of George Lucas, “Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.”
So, whatever happened today that didn’t work out for you, stop dwelling on it. Instead, think of all the great things you can achieve with the ret of your tomorrows, then go make them happen.
Warren Bennis said it best when he said, “Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.”
Be Ignited. Be Inspired. Be Influenced to live your dreams.