Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future
Many of us don’t understand this concept – Don’t let your past dictate your future. You might understand the meaning of this words but you might not understand the real implication of this sentence.
As a human being, we keep learning new things every single day. As we grew up, what we have learned and also what we experienced slowly shape us as who we are today. We are happy when we achieved success, and we are sad when we failed. As these happy and sad moments which give us the rules and build up our belief system.
For example, if you have lost money trading in the share market. You might come to the conclusion that trading share is similar to gambling. Or you might come to a conclusion that you lack the knowledge to trade shares successfully.
Another example, if you have a heart-breaking experience – you love someone and they don’t love you back. You might think you are not worthy of the other person’s love. Or you might think that the two of you are not meant to be together.
As these two examples above, it ready depends on how you handle the failure which will shape your future. In the first example, you might decide you will never trade shares again. Or in the second example, you might decide you will never give love to another person again – unless they love you first. You don’t want to get hurt again. Then if you act this way, you will let your past dictate your future. The past event has so much power which overwhelms your emotion and made you labelled yourself a loser. A loser in certain areas of life.
If you have such experiences, I totally understand how you feel. I sympathy with what you went through. I know that it is not easy to let go and forget these heart-breaking events.
Do you want to be a loser for the rest of your life?
Only you can answer this question. If your answer is NO. I can teach you how to become a winner.
You cannot forget the past, but you can overcome your emotion and not let it affect your future decision.
Have you heard of this quote? “Feel the fear but do it anyway.”
You have to do the same, feel the hurt but keep doing it anyway. Like you keep trading shares even when you failed and also keep loving when you have been heart broken.
Do you know why I said that? I will show you a video first before I continue. (The title of this video is misleading, it is nothing to do with How to start a business with no money. Watch it and you will know.)
Now you know, if you want to be successful in business, you have to be in business. The lesson is – Keep doing it and you will be successful one day. It is because when you keep doing it, you will keep learning and you will keep growing. When you keep growing, the past failure events will have less effect on you. Then one day, you become successful and you might even forget what happened in the past.
There is one thing you need to know. You have to use your brain. Your brain is the most powerful instrument you have. You heart will tell you what you want and your brain will tell you which is a better way to take. Put some time aside every day and do some thinking.
Now you know why many people failed. It is because they cannot let go of what happened in the past. Do not let your past dictate your future. Every day is a new day, what happened yesterday is history.
Funny, it reminds me of gambling. Every roll of the dices is independent of the last result.
There are some hurdles we need to overcome if we want to be a winner.
- limiting belief of yourself
- lack of motivation
- lack of defined goals
- lack of persistence
- cannot overcome failure
- lack of commitment
Here is a quote from our might be the next president of USA.
“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump.