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By   |   January 1, 2013   |   Diva Mom, Relationships

Inspiration Gal brings you words of wisdom for 2013!

Have you ever noticed that you cannot walk forward while looking behind you? If you donΓÇÖt believe me, try it. You will bump into something or fall. It will not feel rightΓÇöyour natural instinct will be to turn around and see where you are going.

This is true about life as well. You cannot go forward in life if you are constantly looking behind, living and dwelling on the past. Today is the beginning of the New Year, a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. DonΓÇÖt start this New Year off dwelling on what you did not do or focusing on what did not happen. You cannot accomplish your awesome future if you keep looking behind at 2012 and living in the past.

Do you have resolutions, goals or things on your 2013 bucket list? If so, your focus needs to be on accomplishing what you planned in your future, not on what you did not do in the past.

I have a friend who wanted to run a half marathon every month in 2011. She had done just that every month until December. In December, she caught a cold which turned into bronchitis which then turned into pneumonia. Sadly, she was not able to run the half marathon she was scheduled to run in December 2011. She was devastated. As 2011 became 2012, she kept complaining about how she was one half marathon short of her 2011 running goal. ΓÇ£IΓÇÖll probably get pneumonia again and will only be able to run 11 half marathons againΓÇöif I can even do 11 without getting sick!ΓÇ¥ When February 2012 came around she had fulfilled her own prophecy and was too sick to run a half in February. She was only able to complete 9 half marathons in 2012. This year I told her to stop dwelling on what happened in 2011 and 2012. They are done and finished, and there is nothing she can do to change her past. There is nothing anyone can do to change her past. But remember, your past does not dictate your future!

DonΓÇÖt start 2013 looking behind at what happened (or didnΓÇÖt happen) in 2012. 2012 is over! Time to clean your slate and move forward. Keep focused on your magnificent destiny for 2013 and it will be a magnificent year!

-Inspiration Gal

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