In life, at some point or another, we all come up short of what we want to accomplish.
The important thing to recognize is that it is only a snapshot in the myriad of still frames that compose our lives.
Every day is a new day and with it comes the promise of fulfilling our potential by engaging in activities that take us closer to who we want to become.
Whatever we may have done in the past is just that, the PAST.
During flight training most people’s self-esteem is closely tied to how well they perform in the air. After a good flight they feel great and after a bad flight they feel bad. The key lies in learning to compartmentalize those unproductive feelings and focus on the next flight. When the next day comes, the bitter taste of your last flight will propel you to prepare that much harder. With focus and dedication you apply the lessons learned in your previous “defeat,” have a great flight, and redeem yourself.
The same principle applies in life. Are there consequences for past behavior? Yes, your current state of health is the result of the way you lived for the last ten years. If your idea of exercise was the walk to the refrigerator to get a tub of ice cream, then your body will reflect the result of that behavior. However, if you do not like your current state of health, then you can start living the lifestyle that will grant you a vibrant and healthy body.
Same goes with all other aspects of life, forget the past except to learn from it and then let it go.
Live in the present to create your future. Get over it and get on with it!
The Self Reliance Manifesto