You would Not be here TODAY if YESTERDAY was your Defining Moment!
(adapted from Dr. Steve Maraboli)
Do you have things that you need to let go? Do you find yourself constantly looking back at life ‘before Covid, before the death of a loved one, before you gained weight, before your divorce, before you have aged’ – before whatever that may have happened in your life?
You would not be here today if yesterday was your defining moment. Don’t let life trick you into the impossible task of fixing a day that has already passed, a time that has already passed. Think of how much time has been lost and how much energy has been wasted in this unfruitful way of living.
Yesterday was not your defining moment. The calendar moved forward, why not you? This new day offers you the sustenance you need to proceed on your life’s expedition, journey. Yesterday’s sustenance has spoiled; the nutrition of yesterday can become the poison of today.
Let it go. Read those last two sentences again. Let it go.
Be fueled by the opportunities of today. Do not be passive in your life. Be courageous in driving forward in this journey of life. I know people will try to push you back. I know life will challenge you to find refuge in the past – past experiences, past relationships, seasons that are no longer. I know the present induces fear. Do not be fooled into backwards living. Be courageous enough to keep moving forward.
Allow yesterday to be what it is; a reference point. It is not a reflection of where you’re going. It’s a reflection of where you were. Drive forward! Think of your car, its purpose and how it’s designed. The purpose of your car is to help you effectively navigate your journey. It’s design is one with a large windshield that faces forward and a small mirror that faces behind. When you drive, you are very attentive to what is in front of you and you use the rear-view mirror as a quick reference to aid any adjustments to your journey. Think about that.
We are having a human experience; a life that moves forward whether we like it or not. Choose to stop hindering the effectiveness of your own journey by driving with the rear-view mirror. The life behind you is a reference point; use it wisely as such. Keep what you need tucked away in your heart.
As for today, look ahead/forward and drive towards your dreams.