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  1. This is so perfect for me to read today. This morning I had to face something that, when I thought back on it, made me feel extremely embarrassed. Owning up to it was a big first step.

    Great article!
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  2. I recently heard a quote that I really liked. Forgive me because I can’t remember who said it. It was to the effect of if you own up to your mistakes and try to make it right, then they become part of your past. If you lie about it or try to cover it up, it becomes part of your future.
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  3. BarbieButzer

    Everytime I read your blog, I feel like we are soul-sisters and you know exactly what I’m thinking but can’t put into words. Thanks for the inspirational words. I’m going thru something just like this. Trying to forgive the past… Thanks!

  4. Great post! I really believe it’s so important to live in the present and not be held back by the past.

  5. So many times, I think people get hung up on holding grudges, which is why I think the “Don’t define others by theirs” part of your post is so important. We get hung up ion how someone hurt us or treated us in the past, and we forget that they have evolved (one would hope!) since then. It’s easy for us to see and recognize our own growth, but not so easy to see the growth of others.
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  6. Good post! It’s easy to get bogged down in the events of the past. I try to live my life with a “no worries” philosophy, and hanging onto past events would make that very difficult. I especially like your “do something” tip. Learning from the past and making appropriate changes is the best way I know of to digest your life lessons and better your future potential.

  7. Thomas

    And no point getting too hung up on present stuff either cos who knows who you will be in the future.

  8. Great thoughts! I 100% agree we are not defined by our past. I’ve learned to focus on what I’ve learned from my past and use it for good in the present and future.

  9. Hi to you Sherri.

    That’s a valid point there about forgiving yourself. Looking back on a certain example or two, I don’t really forgive myself, and it doesn’t really help to do that. It doesn’t make much sense to have a certain experience, or two, affect your current mental standing now, even if it was a mistake costing years of work.

    Good message here.
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  10. Great post. I strongly believe that past is past and today has the best to offer. Always think positive and learn how to forgive.
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  11. Great article!! (I know it’s a standard greeting heh, but it’s true) I’ve been struggling with this a lot lately. Another great technique is to go back and (briefly) relive all the emotions associated with that time period, and then let them go, so that we can be finally done with it, and the whole story we have created around it.

  12. Great post! Success is like driving window. It’s good to look in the rear view mirror now and then but if you focus on it then you are destined to crash.

  13. Thanks for your post, it contains some very strong advice/wisdom.

    To often we are judged by our past actions, which restricts our ability to move in new directions.
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