Today's post centers around this quote by T.S. Eliot, which I love: "Every moment is a fresh beginning."
What a comforting thought that we are given a fresh start at each moment. We are not prisoners of our past choices or past moments unless we choose to be. Let go of yesterday, let go of 5 minutes ago and embrace this moment right here, right now because this moment before you is all that you have and all that matters...this moment is fresh and new.
If you reach moments when you can no longer think of a reason to continue, you must think of a reason to start over. There’s a big difference between giving up and starting over in the right direction. With everything in life, it really all comes down to one big choice: give up or get up. Always choose to get up. There are three little words that can release you from your past regrets, mistakes, challenges, hurts and difficulties and guide you forward to a positive new beginning. These words are: “From now on…”
From now on, decide to let go of the past. Our choices shape our future, but we are not defined by our past because with each new moment, we can choose differently, choose wiser, choose healthier, choose happier. If you made some choices that weren't the best and we all do at times, let mistakes be your mentor. "We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” - Steve Maraboli
From now on, decide to keep climbing. The person who is at the top of the mountain did not fall there from the sky. Also, no one goes straight to the top: the climb can be steep, tough and rugged...there are plateaus along the way and sometimes we may slip and even lose our footing, but good things come to those who persist, persevere and work for them. Keep climbing. You gain confidence and grow stronger by every experience in which you truly push yourself to do something you didn’t think you could do. If you are standing in that place of in-between, not wanting to go backwards, but too afraid to move forward, remember that you can’t enjoy the view without being willing to climb. Don't allow fear, doubts, or insecurities to paralyze you from climbing. These are all human emotions that plague us all from time to time, especially when we are making big life changes, but we must not allow these negative emotions of self doubt or insecurity or fear of failure to find a weak spot in our armor. Let go of these emotions. Believe that you can climb to the top. Believe that you can achieve your goals and make your dreams reality. See you at the top my friends.