- Sometime in the past couple of years, you enjoyed a success.
- Sometime in the past week, maybe you did the dishes but left the bathroom messy.
- Sometime in the past couple of years, you may have messed up, big time.
- Sometime in the past year, you spoke in anger.
One of the biggest hurdles to achieving what we want in life is the ability to move on from the past. We all allow our past successes and failures to define who we are (“I am a failure because I did X or did not do Y”). We hang on to a past success like a banner declaring how great we are; or carry the weight of a past failure like a ball and chain. But allow me to offer you a different way to see the past. You are not what you did. Those are actions, they had consequences, and they are part of your life experience, but they do not define you.