Let Go Of The Past!

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present – Jan Glidewell

Let go of the past.  Don’t let it hold you back from what can be!  If you thought ‘what could be’ while reading that last sentence, then you’re still holding on to the past.

You can use the past as an excuse, but then you are allowing yourself to miss out on something new.  Additionally, if we are talking about emotional wounds from the past, then you are only digging them in deeper and entrenching them within your being.  Thus making it more difficult to release them and let them go.  Why?  What will that prove?  It surely won’t allow you to heal and find peace.

The past is over and done with.  You can’t change it, but you must learn the lesson of it otherwise it is all for naught.  The future has yet to occur and doesn’t deserve your anxiety.  The present is the here and now.

Now you may consider this easier said than done.  But that’s the stumbling block that keeps us in the old routine and will paralyze us – not allowing us to move forward.


So how do I change…

Change is the only constant thing in life.  Everything changes…life is constantly evolving.  You can either count yourself in and be included or allow yourself to stand on the sidelines and watch life go by.  Which would you rather do?

We need to be more afraid of repeating our pasts, that ultimately threaten our growth, than of any unknown that the future may hold.

By not letting go of the past, you are only allowing history to repeat itself.  And that will get you where?  Accept the past.  But at the same time, let it be!

Letting go is one of the most exhilarating feelings – it’s liberating!!  It’s absolutely cathartic!!  Think back to a time when you’ve done this in the past.  Didn’t it make you feel freer, more light hearted?

Take that first step now!  It doesn’t have to be a giant leap.  It could even just be a small step.  But it is a step nonetheless and it’s a step with a forward motion.  Try it!  What have you got to lose?


Every day is a brand new day that you’ve been afforded.  Use it!  Do something new or change an old habit.  Don’t live in the past when there is a bright new future out there for you!  Remember, you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.


Disclaimer:  I am neither psychologist nor did I major in the social sciences.  I am a Real Estate Broker in Central Florida and love what I do.  At the same time, I am amazed at life and how our mind, heart and instincts work.  Life is for the living!!

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