This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
Sometimes I look at my life and think, “What have I been doing all this time?” How can I avoid feeling remorseful about the time I’ve wasted?
I’ve heard you say, “We’re always expressing, so we’re always moving toward our purpose, but sometimes not as quickly as others.”
How do we keep a positive outlook on our journey, up to this point? How do we start from where we’re at now — and not allow negative thoughts about what we ‘could have done’ or ‘should have done’ to enter into our current forward momentum?
There are two ways to approach this problem.
One is to say there really is no such thing as “wasted time,” if you’re looking at the ultimate truth of something. Everything we’ve done and experienced up until this point was 100% necessary to get us where we are today.
The other is to come from a slightly less positive perspective — which says, “Time is wasted if I knew what to do, but chose to do something else instead.”
Often, we know what we’re supposed to do to reach our goal…but we don’t do it. We do something else instead.
When we know what we’re supposed to do, but we don’t do it — then there’s some other problem we’re not addressing:
We don’t know WHY we’re not doing the thing we’re supposed to do.
Most people have this problem.
My belief is that most people know what they want. They know what to do to get it — but they don’t know why they’re not doing it.
So, they start feeling guilt around that. They go back into the paradigm of what’s holding them back, not moving them forward.
Guilt is just a way to keep you stuck in a past story.
Here’s the truth:
It doesn’t matter what you did (or didn’t do) in the past. We can’t go back and change anything. The only thing we can do is move forward.
When someone says, “I’m coming from guilt,” they’re really not. They’re coming from the original fear that would not allow them to move forward when they recognized it was time to move forward in the first place.
It’s very cyclical. It’s all part of the same conundrum of why a person doesn’t take action, regardless of what the circumstantial evidence is.
The circumstantial evidence of your life rarely plays a role in why you don’t move forward.
Throughout human history, we’ve overcome circumstances in every way imaginable or unimaginable. We have ample proof that we can do that.
Rarely are circumstances an actual reason to stop.
What’s important is:
Do we have the desire that will allow us to overcome our circumstances? That’s it.
Identifying what your desire is, and continuously moving toward the expectation of fulfilling that desire… is what’s important.
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