You Are Not Your Past

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So if you’re type A like me, you’re likely starting to think about your 2016 goals before the egg nog is even empty in the refrigerator.  I always start by reviewing last year’s goals before I make a plan for this year.  I do however want to write this brief note of caution.  You are not your past.  If 2015 was awful, disappointing, weight-gaining, money losing, or heart breaking, don’t spend too long reviewing it.  Turn the page.  Time to buy a new calendar and fill it with your future.  Your past only serves you as a learning tool.  Learn a lesson from it, but don’t dwell on it.  2016 is a fresh new year.  One of my favorite quotes is from the Anne of Green Gables books.  “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.”   Go plan for your tomorrows like your past doesn’t matter.

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