Be gone, Past (#154)


Day highlights:

  • Pretty chill office day.
  • I realized how much I like music.
  • Played a decent amount of badminton.
  • Ate at Otto with Mr. FS + saw 2 random friends !

Thought of the day:

Let go of the past.

The general advice that people give in regards to the past is simply to learn from it and move on.

This is exactly the opposite of what I've been doing. I keep looking at the past and thinking about how my body was not injured, how much grit I had, how much less of an overthinker I was, how I was more optimist, how I was more of a dreamer and probably more.

The thing is that dwelling on the past accomplishes absolutely nothing. There's no way for me to go back and there's no way for me to reverse my current self to become my past self.

The only thing I can do now is focus on the present.

What is the CURRENT state of my body?

How much grit do I CURRENTLY have?

How much do I think RIGHT NOW?

And focus on where I want to be.

What state would I want my body to be in in the future?

What is enough grit for me to have?

How much thinking do I want to do in my life?

These are all questions I can answer and work on.

The past serves as a great teacher for the lessons not to repeat, but it is important not to let it take control of your current life.

Good night.

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