I used to spend a lot of time reflecting on mistakes I had made on my journey. Trust me, there have been more than a few. I would think, “How could I have been so stupid?” I could lose a whole day going down the road of why. Here’s what I have discovered. Digging up all those old bones doesn’t help me at all. Owning your failure is important, but then you have to move on. You can get past your past. But, it will never happen if you constantly are thinking about the ditch you drove into yesterday.
I love the late great Maya Angelou. She said it like this, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
That’s what I believe. As I have learned better, I have done better. That’s the ticket to getting past your past on your big life.