The past has held a lot of people back, and for one to move forward, he has to forgo the past.
Unfortunately, the reason many are struggling in their marriages, relationships, finance, career, wellbeing and peace is because of their past.
These are some signs that you are being held back by your past:
1. YOU ARE INSECURE
Your past can bring about insecurity and make you see yourself lesser than you really are. Whenever certain mistakes or wrong decisions you have made in the past makes you insecure about the future, then it’s a huge sign that you are being held bound by your past and you need to find a way forward.
2. YOU ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE PAST
A visionary person talks about tomorrow, a person with goals plans for tomorrow. However, when you always talk about the past, then it means your focus is on the past, and this is dangerous for your future.
3. YOU ARE AFRAID OF CHANGE
When things aren’t working, the logical thing to do is to analyse the situation and look for a medium to change things that might be the reason for the bad results. However, when you are afraid of making changes, it could be that you are being held by your past.
4. YOU ARE STUCK IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Your comfort zone is like a prison, and when you are afraid of taking that next step, you are always going to remain where you are. Being stuck in your comfort zone is a sign of being held by your past, and this could make your future bleak.
5. YOU COMPARE YOUR PAST WITH YOUR PRESENT
When you constantly compare your past with your present, it’s only because you are being held bound by your past. When you look back at your past relationship and other things that worked for you in the past and then compare it with your present, it’s a clear sign that you haven’t moved on from your past.
6. YOU LIVE IN REGRET
Living in regret is another clear sign that your past is holding you bound. When you look back and wish, it means you are living in regret. Living in regrets can never bring you any good, but only pain and misery.
Mother Teresa said: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin.”