Are you living in the past?
Are you trying to relive your so-called ‘glory days’?
If so–STOP IT.
While you’re living in the past, other people are moving forward building incredible lives for themselves.
While you’re talking about your biggest wins in high school, other people are living out their biggest, wildest dreams.
The key is getting rid of people who hold you back in the past.
At the same time, you have to eliminate your own backward thinking mentality.
You need to bury the past.
You need to move forward.
Here are 3 strategies that will help you have a forward thinking mentality, not a backward thinking mentality…
1. Eliminate people who try to keep you in the past.
Don’t be fooled, most people want to keep you in the past.
They want to keep you right where you are, or right where you were, so they can control you.
You’ve probably experienced this in your life already.
The family member who still treats you like a child.
The boss who acts like you’re still an entry-level employee.
The friend who reminds you of all the mistakes you used to make.
There’s no room in your life for these people.
The first step to moving forward in life is to get rid of the people holding you back.
This is harder than it sounds.
As long as you are who you’ve always been, everyone is comfortable.
But as soon as you start making fresh progress, as soon as you start becoming someone new, people go bananas.
Your growth magnifies their lack of growth.
Your transformation fills them with uncertainty.
How can they control you if they don’t know who you are?
Start eliminating the manipulative people in your life who keep you in the past.
Pay special attention to those who make you revert back to a past, worse version of yourself.
You must eliminate these people first.
2. Design a wild new future for yourself without negative people.
It’s easy to give up on your future.
After all, the present is busy.
You have urgent deadlines to meet, bills to pay, and a never-ending stream of obligations to fulfill.
On top of this, preparing for the future is hard work.
Imagining what’s possible for your life takes real effort.
This is because imagination requires uncovering opportunities and stepping outside your comfort zone.
It requires defining the undefined.
Daydreaming about the past is much easier.
Replaying the good old days in your head is simple, which is why so many people get stuck on repeat.
If you want to start moving forward with your life, you need to start imagining what’s possible for your future.
You need to rediscover the child-like curiosity buried deep inside of you.
Remember—anything is possible.
No matter how old, poor, or isolated you are—you can change your life right now.
The world is a big place and it’s more connected now than ever.
If you’re unhappy in the little town you’re currently in, imagine what it would be like to get on a plane and move 1,000 miles away, or 10,000 miles away.
Imagine what it would be like to get a completely new job in a completely new city.
Imagine what it would be like to start dressing differently and acting differently.
What’s stopping you?
You could create a new persona and surround yourself with a new group of real friends right now.
The only person holding you back is you.
You don’t have to make a great change right now, but you do have to start imagining it.
Get curious about what’s possible for your life.
Only then will you be able to start making new things happen for yourself.
3. Hit the reset button and protect your fresh start from others.
Nothing is more exciting than a fresh start.
Nothing is more invigorating than finally making a decision to live your life the way you’ve always wanted to.
Once you’ve eliminated the people holding you back and started imagining new possibilities for yourself, it’s time to take action.
You need to define WHAT you want and WHY you want it.
But don’t get stuck there.
You also need to figure out WHO you want to become.
Look—you don’t have to stay who you are right now forever.
The biggest obstacle most people face in life is getting past who they are now or who they used to be.
They want to change but are afraid of becoming someone new.
What if the new me fails too?
What if the new me succeeds and can’t handle it?
Both of these questions are filled with self-doubt and linked to the limiting belief that your future self is not better than your current self. Identity is a powerful force.
If you want to move forward in life, you need to break up with your old self.
Sounds weird right.
But it’s true—you need to break up with your old self and become someone new.
You need to reinvent your life.
Don’t limit yourself to what’s possible for who you are now or who you used to be.
Open yourself up to what’s possible for a limitless you.
Be bold enough to change who you are and start a new life as a new person.
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