You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the last one. Introspection is good, but beyond a point, you have to let it go…..we all make mistakes, have made wrong decisions and have regretted some action we took in the heat of the moment- there is no point dwelling on the past, as that will not change anything- we need to keep on moving ahead- Live in the Now- in the present moment.
Life is short and we have been put on Earth for a reason-it is important that we make the most of it and live as we were meant to. Failure is part of life…there will be people in your life (at times the ones closest to you) who will blame you for the screw ups and mistakes you made in the past, how you should have listened to them, how you could have avoided the “big fall” if only you had done more due diligence….and the list of complaints and finger pointing goes on and on…..In my opinion, if you are not failing, you are not living…..you are not pushing the boundaries and you are not experimenting with the art of possibility. I am not saying that you have to bet the family farm on a game of Black Jack at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas on a business trip- that is being irresponsible…but it is another matter, to try and improve your current situation and existing state, by trying out a business venture or taking on a new hobby or broadening your repertoire of skills- there is absolutely, nothing wrong with that….in fact, it is recommended. The canvas of life is half blank- we can paint whatever we’d like on that half…..that is our choice…you are the artist and you choose the colors you like.
We try our best to make the right judgement and the right decision, given the facts we have at our disposal- it is ok to fail as long as we learn from our failures and keep moving on- don’t let people get you down…there will always be haters, doubters and folks that pull you down….let them say what they have to say. Fail fast and fail forward. Just do it. As Mother Teresa so wisely said-
” People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous are successful, Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
Let people be- let them say and do what they want to…..You do what you have to and leave the rest….keep on turning the page and moving to the next chapter of life…..Exciting times, Onward & Upward