Every journey begins where you stand…

Personally, I love writing titles like this one as it does one of two things to all of us. It either comes as a huge encouragement, a nudge in the direction you are already leaning towards, or it comes as a massive wake up call. One you want to avoid, run miles from and if all fails, just dig hole and hide from it all.
Whatever your situation is, I’m here to encourage you that today is a BIG day for you, whether you know it or not. Today, there is only a future and a present. Today, you get to remember the past, but not travel there. Today, you get to start a new journey, one that leads you forward.

It’s easy to get stuck in the past, I know I did this for years. On numerous occasions, I would find myself introducing myself to people by referring to my past…be it failures, life lessons, achievements, where I went to school…you get the gist. I’ve always been a future oriented person, but still I found that I was leaning a bit too much on my past, and not so much on what I had right now, today, in this moment.
And then one day, I hit a serious low, and landed up having to deal with all my baggage, successes {and the in-betweens of my past}, and during those few weeks I realized that as much as my past would always be a part of me, I refused to let it determine my future any longer. I’d like to say that from that moment, I chose happiness. I chose a future that would start today…but it wasn’t that simple. As with most mind-shifts, it’s taken a good couple years for me to really start living this notion out. And the closer I move to letting go of what is behind {what hand life dealt me}, the closer I get to the life I always longed for, a life with no excuses, no regrets, no what-ifs…a life where I choose to step into all that is and will be.
I’m not anti focusing on the past; memories are a gift that I deeply treasure, life-experience is the foundation of who I am, and psychology had its part to play in helping me let the past rest where it was made. But who I will be tomorrow, will not be determined by what ifs, if only’s, woe-is-me’s or worries. No…who I will be tomorrow is dependent on who I am today, what I choose to acknowledge, let go of, embrace and for me {a real biggey} allow my thoughts to ponder on.
Here is a link to a free coaching printable I created, to help you acknowledge where you are at today, and to deal with niggling thoughts that won’t seem to go away…
The best people to be around are those who embrace today, who give no excuses for who they are, what they stand for, or look like or feel. It is my hope that I will one day be one of those people…
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  1. Megan Keith on February 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Wow! Amazing, inspiring post Caitlyn! Thanks you for sharing this post! I will definitely be printing the printable 🙂 Megan

    • caitlyndb on September 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Megan

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