Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you. Sarah Dessen. Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories. Steven Wright. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes.
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The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. Dale Turner. I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.
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Drew Barrymore. The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
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Felix Adler. Just because the past taps you on the shoulders, doesn't mean you have to look back. Your past doesn't define who you are.
I know it makes you wary of trusting people.
It just gives you the starting point for who you're going to be. Agent Carolina. Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. Will Rogers. My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. Steve Maraboli. The past is not a package one can lay away. Emily Dickinson. The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it. Mignon McLaughlin. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Lesley P. The one charm of the past is that it is the past. Oscar Wilde.
The past is always judged by the present. Neith Boyce.
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Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it. Barack Obama. We go to the past to lay the blame - since the past can't argue. Glen Duncan. This is what many people face when thinking about past issues. It's as much about what happened to people around them as it is about what they did wrong. But that same empathy can be your saving grace. There is one thing in common with surgeons and soldiers; when something goes wrong, they are both taught to fix the problem and keep going. Neither sits and dwells on a problem or a mistake, especially when lives are on the line.
Whether you're being shot at, or trying to save the life of a patient on a table right in front of you, there's something about potentially losing a life that makes you forget about how a mistake happened, and just fix it and move on. Empathy indirectly drives the idea of fixing things and continuing on.
This "fix it and go" mentality is what makes both surgeons and soldiers ultimate operators. They are at their best because they are un-phased about things that go wrong or went wrong. They fix the issue and move to the next task or mission. Sometimes, ignoring that voice inside can be the best solution to help you advance. So reconsider past mistakes not as scars that forever live in your head and stop you from doing greater things.
A machine usually doesn't just stop if one or two bolts pop loose. Keep your gears turning, and don't let past mistakes hold you down.
Even the best and most successful among us will tell you that they've made their share of mistakes. The question ultimately becomes "Will you step up from beyond your past, to allow your future to succeed?
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