It starts with the idea that you could do and be anything you want. You are so focused on pursuing your dreams that no one or nothing could get in your way. At least, that is what you thought. When you decide to create a better future for yourself, it can be devastating when you are confronted with the frustrations of life’s painful lessons. These lessons can be so gut-wrenching that many people completely lose their drive to keep pursuing their dreams. They are content with never stepping out of their comfort zone ever again.
The harsh reality is that many of us will allow our past to prevent us from moving forward and taking the necessary steps to ensure a better future for ourselves. Do not let that be you. We all must learn to overcome our fears and use those painful lessons of our past to create a better plan for our future.
Will you be a person who will allow your past struggles to hold you back or will you use them to build a better future?
Here are some things to remember when you find yourself losing your focus for a better tomorrow:
Focus on today
Focus on today and how far you have come. Be proud of your accomplishments no matter how small. It will do you no good continuously replaying your past mistakes or failures in your mind. This will only feed into your fears and hold you back from your true potential. The moment you learn to shift your focus from your past to the present will determine the type of future you create for yourself. There is no debating that some of life’s lessons may seem too difficult to bounce back from but it is possible. Use the past to make better choices today so that you will be ready for the possibilities of the tomorrow.
Accept your fears
No matter who you are fear and self-doubt will somehow find its way into your thoughts. There will be people who will listen to their fears and miss out on some really great life experiences. Then, there will be those who will move forward despite their fears and will be able to create a life that they always saw for themselves. Once you accept that fear and self-doubt is natural when you find yourself moving outside of your comfort zone, the more determined you will be to overcome those feelings.
Believe that you are capable
There is no greater destroyer of the future than your own thoughts. You have to trust that you are capable of creating the future you want. Take a moment to acknowledge how far you have come and the things you have accomplished despite your fears. You must believe that you are capable of doing and being anything you want regardless of how many mistakes you have made in the past. When you believe that you are capable you will start to see more opportunities that will make sure the one day you will be living the life you were meant to live.
We all will experience the frustrations of life’s lessons but never let it stop you. Remember that where ever you place your focus will determine the type of future you will have. If you focus on the past, you will lose the future you had planned for yourself. Learn to focus on today, accept your fears, and believe that you are capable so that you will be open to a future filled with many possibilities.
Leave the frustrations of yesterday behind. Focus on today to make for a better tomorrow. ~Ramona Spires