Quotes about the past can influence our decisions. But for some, the past can be a scary place. Regrets, shame, lost love, mistakes, all contribute to our nostalgic wondering into the past and thinking about how we can change it. But you don’t always have to look at it that way. You can use it and move forward to build on a better future and staying in the present when that’s needed the most. Which is usually always. Here are some inspirational quotes to get you over the past and move forward into the best possible you.
“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” Denis Waitley gives you some perspective about learning from the past. And by learning you will be able to make for your future self an even richer past.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Marcus Garvey said this and it reminds you stay be able to stay planted in your roots while building on them and without the past what and where would we be?
”Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”
Jack Canfield is the one who said this quote and it really resonates. By building on the past and moving forward into the future it will enable you to build a better future.
“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” While the past can be a source of pain you can use it as a source of strength. It can help you push realize just how strong of a person you really are. Which sometimes is a necessary reminder?
“Your past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today, so celebrate it. Don’t let it haunt you.” That one is pretty easy to derive meaning from and bounces off of the one before. Use your past for a better future!
Quotes about the past can help us gear ourselves up for the future. By reminding ourselves the struggles we all have uniquely been through we can come out a stronger and more balanced person. Don’t let that one event in your past define you as a bad person but think about building off of it. So whenever you get down or if there is a time when everything you think about reminds you of the past and how bad it is, spin that and see that you have become so much better since then. And if you need some help let these quotes about the past inspire you.