CHAPTER 10: FORGETTING THE PAST
“….forgetting those things which are behind….”
Forget it! Forget your failures and move on toward your dreams. It is a fact of life that all of us will inevitably fail in something in some way at some time along the bumpy road of life. When this happens, we need to be able to forget it and move on toward our dreams and goals. If you've sinned, ask for and accept god's forgiveness and then forgive yourself. To quote Steve Goodier , "unfortunately, no delete key can correct the past so that memories no longer hurt, frighten or humiliate. The past is what it is -- past. And that, too, is good to remember. It is past. Over. Finished. There is no taking it back, yet no purpose is served in re-living and rehashing old memories. It is gone. Let it be a teacher. Let us learn from its harsh lessons as well as its joys. Then let us leave it where it belongs -- in the past."
Robert h. Schuler, author of “move ahead with possibility thinking,” tells of a shocking experience he had when a car dealer friend insisted he drive a demonstration model, and when he put the car in reverse, suddenly the digital odometer started registering the mph in reverse. As he says, "in [failure], it's easy to think of going backwards. If we're going backwards, let's not count it! The secret of success is to look ahead."
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