|The next promise of the "Optimist Creed" is, “To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.” In this promise, Christian D. Larson reminds us that we don't have to let our history dictate our future.
When I first realized I was meant to be a coach, there was nothing else I wanted to do. I moved towards my dream by getting two different coaching certifications. Follow your bliss, right? I signed clients and was making a living, but I wasn’t having the impact that I wanted.
I decided to raise the bar on my dream and I began to study. Then I discovered the formula for success. In my first six months of applying what I had learned, I more than tripled my annual income, and my clients were experiencing similar results.
One thing I did to move forward was to not let my past experiences or results get in the way of my dream. I focused on where I was going and what I wanted to create.
When we look back on how things didn’t work out or go the way we hoped, we sometimes think it will always be that way. Remember, where you put your attention expands. Put your attention on the results you’d love to be experiencing.
There is this thing called life that is flowing through each and every one of us.
Life is for growth and expansion. Because of this, we will always want greater achievements. These achievements may not all be monetary; they could be to have more vibrant health, greater peace of mind or deeper, more connected relationships.
Ask yourself... What would I love? What would you really want if you could do, be or have anything?
This week I invite you to promise yourself, “To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.”
Every time you find yourself ruminating about a past mistake, stop... and then shift your thoughts and attention to what you would love to achieve.