Living in the present
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but today is ours to win or lose. A simple yet elusive concept. You cannot change what has happened, or what is to come but you CAN change what you do now. Here is what Vishwas Mudagal has to say on this issue:
‘I have made very bad decisions in my past. How do I correct them?’–this is the gist of a question I received from an executive.
Here’s my take on this–Most people are stuck in the past or fixated on future, but never live their present. They complain about their past, blame their bad luck or others for what happened to them. We forget that we can’t do anything about past.
We need to learn from the events/mistakes from our past & take right decisions at the present, because our future will depend on what we do RIGHT NOW! That’s how we can correct what we have done in our past I get reminded of a dialogue from Alex, a carefree hippie, in my novel Losing My Religion. He says-‘Our past is glorious or screwed up or both. But who cares? Life ain’t about our past; it’s never been & will never be. You know how I roll, right . . . not thinkin’ about future & not givin’ a damn about my past. Or rather I accept my past. I neither rejoice nor mourn it. The sooner you get this, the better it’s gonna be for you.’
Bottomline, accept your past. Don’t forget it, but remember good times. If you make it sad, you’ll spoil it for you & everyone around you. Life is about being happy; so let go of your baggage, forgive your enemies & yourself. Everyday is a new beginning. Smile & conquer the world.
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