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Only moving forward

Everyday we change and so does the universe around us. Just because it was right for us in the past doesn’t mean it still is. This could be a relationship, a job, a home, a habit. As we grow, we understand more about who we really are and what we want. We’ve got to change on the inside as much as everything is changing on the outside. Easy, right? Wrong – it’s hard! Your life today, maybe doesn’t fit with the specific people and routines you’ve known forever. They no longer align with your values today. I’m currently trying to do this and have been reading lots, so thought I’d share some advice:

  • Accept the truth and be thankful: To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, cry, and helped you learn and grow. We have to realise – every experience has value.

  • Distance yourself for a while: Take several steps back in order to gain clarity on a situation.  The best way to do this is to simply take a break and explore something else.

  • Focus on what can be changed: Realise not everything in life is meant to be understood.  Live, let go, learn what you can and don’t waste energy worrying about what you can’t change.

  • Claim ownership: No one else is responsible for you.  You’re in full control of your life so long as you claim it and own it.  It’s no one else’s fault, you not moving on!

  • Change the people: Some people come into your life to strengthen you, so you can move on without them.  They’re supposed to be part of your memory, not your destiny.  Find your tribe for now.

  • Take a chance: When life sets you up with challenges, there’s a reason for it; it’s meant to test your courage and willingness to make a change and take a chance.  Life only moves in one direction – forward.

  • Focus on today: Decide right now – negative experiences from your past, will not predict your future.  Figure out what the next positive step is, no matter how small or difficult, and take it.  Look straight ahead and run toward the future.

I am realising that holding on is like believing there’s only a past; letting go and moving on is knowing in your heart that there’s a bright future ahead.

Today I am only moving forward.

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