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I leave the past behind me and focus on the future

I leave the past behind me and focus on the future

Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future. Every minute you spend focusing on your problems you take away from finding your solutions.

Robin Sharma


I have a lot of regrets and worry my past will come back to haunt me. How can I stop fixating on my mistakes and get some relief?


Our past makes up who we are. You may have made bad choices, but those are now something you have learned from and will not make the same mistake again. Along with all of your good choices, you have become a whole person. Work on focusing on the best decisions.

This affirmation will help.

I leave the past behind me and focus on the future.

I stay focused on the present and the future. My ability to avoid dwelling on the past is increasing. I understand that thinking about the past has negative consequences.

There is nothing left for me in the past. I am glad that I learned from my past mistakes and successes. That is the good thing about the past – the lessons it provides. I take those lessons and apply them to my present. Focusing on the past leads to regret.

I choose to look forward. I spend five minutes each day to imagine the future I wish to experience. I know a compelling future is the best way to stay motivated and positive.

I work hard in the present to create my future. I only interact with time in the present moment. I make the most of each moment and look forward to enjoying the future even more.

I am able to let go of the past. Time spent on past regrets and mistakes lessens my ability to manage my life and generate success. I have a greater potential for happiness when I leave the past behind. I forgive those that have wronged me. I forgive myself for my past mistakes.

Today, I keep my attention on the present and the future. I am permanently leaving the past in my rearview mirror. I leave the past in the past and focus on the future.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • How can I enhance my ability to avoid focusing on the past?
  • What are my goals for the future?
  • What type of life do I dream of living?

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