Do you look back much?

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I've been contemplating and typing my thoughts...

What is The Past?
and more importantly...
Where is it now?

You see, some events occurred and sent some messages to you. You took those messages and assigned some feelings to them.

Now those events are gone. They don't exist anymore in this moment of NOW.

All that remains are the feelings and the imagery that you attached to them.

The Good News is...

You have the POWER to change those feelings and imagery which are the only remains of the past.

The moment that you truly "know" that, the past is gone FOREVER and the doors to abundance open.

The second sign is what comes next...

The opportunities and great ideas start pouring into your life. A mind that is based on the
Past, believes that things have to happen in a certain way. That mind then is not ready for abundance...YET...So the first step is to break away from the past to open the door to abundance...

Your mind can accept abundance only when it's released from the PAST.

As I type my thoughts out, I wonder how others let go of the past...Am I on the right track? :confused:
#back #belief #past #power #self development #self improvement
  • Profile picture of the author janicelou
    I like this quote..

    "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you"

    I forget who wrote it.

    I think it's important to analyze your successes and failures but after that you need to move forward!
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    • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
      Originally Posted by janicelou View Post

      I like this quote..

      "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you"

      I forget who wrote it.

      I think it's important to analyze your successes and failures but after that you need to move forward!
      Sachet Paige

      I like this quote also from him...."If a man can beat you, walk him."
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    • Profile picture of the author lootbags2010
      Originally Posted by janicelou View Post

      I like this quote..

      "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you"

      I forget who wrote it.

      I think it's important to analyze your successes and failures but after that you need to move forward!
      It might be a little off topic but I thought I would let you know that that quote is often attributed to Negro League star Satchel Page.

      It sometimes bothers me when i want to quote somebody but don't have the time to look it up.

      The key thing about the past i like to keep in mind is there is nothing I can do about it and no way I can change it.
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  • Profile picture of the author italeads
    Satchel Paige said the quote in his Rules for Staying Young.
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    • Profile picture of the author divingfenix
      Thanks for the name! I can google him now!
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    If it is good and find good things and lessons in it then why not, but if it is bad then forget and move on!
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    Oh yes, the past - is textbook of present, it helps to avoid many mistakes. And I often go back to my past, reflect, live again. sometimes too often, a have a lack of time for present and future. So, everything is good in little by little.
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  • Profile picture of the author divingfenix
    They say if you don't remember the past, you're doomed to repeat it. I'm just trying to find a balance for it all...
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  • Profile picture of the author StellarM
    The past is what brought you to NOW; so don't just discard it. It has been and always will be there. Use the past as a sort of guide, to keep you on the right track. If you've had a bad one, it has taught you what not to do, what you don't want to be and is helping to create who you are going to become. If it's been a good past, then great for you!
    Learn from yours (and others') mistakes, and use the past as another advantage to your present. Remember, you're only doomed if you allow yourself to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexhogue
    You are right when you said its the textbook of the present. In fact, it is the mirror of it. When, we see things did well in the past, then we base it from there to live our present but when we failed so much, that's what makes hard sometimes. We cannnot live the present without fully understanding and accepting the reason for our failures in our past. So, it is best to accept things when they are done
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  • Profile picture of the author dylangooch
    It is important that we look back to out past successes or failures. But never let all the bad experiences pull you down, instead consider it as your stepping stone because those experience plays a big part of what you are today. It is the one that molds us to become a better person.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomaseade
    Looking at our past make us evaluate ourselves if we have become a better person or have become even worse. It gives as a chance to see what we can do to change the path we are in.
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  • Profile picture of the author barrogz
    good to look back to assess and to change course
    but after that.. burn all bridges behind you is what i believe
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    Learn from the past, value the present, make way for the future
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  • Profile picture of the author KHRALL
    Sometimes i do look back, i like old memories etc
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  • Profile picture of the author aatyum
    Interesting question.

    I choose to consciously look forward. I also simultaneously choose to consequentially recognize and enable a feature of the mind within my psyche, to remember historical happenstance when intuitively mandated, during interactive periods of conscious experience.

    And then there's the implied question of time. What is time?

    What is The Past?
    and more importantly...
    Where is it now?

    In case these question seem casual and potentially meaningful for the satisfaction of a questioning intelligence, take a step back and look a little deeper with a clearer more relevant vision.


    Why? Because as always; the devil is in the detail. It's just that there's a tendency to overlook and bypass the details when confronted with the simplicity of a yes-no, like-dislike, up-down answer. Of course, this all pertains to what an individual or society for that matter, considers simple.

    More importantly to understand, is that the quality of life that is experienced by you the individual, is more than casually relevant. As this is true, it means that a closer consideration as to the why, how, what, when, and or, where, an event or experience of any kind takes place. Like the event of a question.


    These earlier questions underscore certain hidden moral preferences as to what might be acceptable trends of thought. In accelerating the process of helping you be a better you, It might be understood that, That's Not Enough In Terms Of A Courage Of Thinking Outside-The-Box, and addressing the 'Actuality' Behind 'Reality'.

    And so, in addressing the above related questions with a more complete measure of sanity, I present the following statement with qualification.

    There's No Such Thing As Time - ('PFOSH' - Wealth Beyond Reality') - There Is Only The Existence Of Condition.

    I More Than Agree With This Statement 100%, and, I do believe a more complete explanation is deserved of this statement.

    There's No Such Thing As Time

    Time as we recognize it, is an agreed upon fluid atmosphere of condition, that is relative to coordinate positions in spatial presence in relationship to planetary cyclic rotation. There is only the condition of impacting influence as provided by astronomical celestial aspects of radiant energy, as they occur through the celestial embodiments and planetary systems from beyond the absolute of potential - Tom Garris.

    As Such, The Past Is Everywhere At All Periods Of Condition...

    So What!

    So what does this mean? Well, it means totally nothing, unless you are concerned with being an individual who is concerned about the 'actuality behind reality'. If you are a person who is attentive to this revelation, that means you are also concerned more profoundly with the quality of your life, and possibly, the lives of others, like humanity. No matter what, there will be some degree of relevance in the presented information's, whether they are totally understood or not.

    The idea behind writing this, is to encourage you to give yourself permission to encourage your own personal endeavor's towards relevant clarity's of wisdom. I didn't say intelligence, and I didn't say just knowledge. I said wisdom, which will naturally umbrella and embrace both those qualities, PLUS, the unseen feature quality of instinctual sympathetic harmonics towards all things within the survey of one's tangible and virtual environment (i.e.: the natural expression of ethics).

    Do you look back much?

    Now think about it; Think about what you just read... Think about a question with a simple one word answer like 'No' or 'Yes', can have a real tangible practical effect on your life, if you just looked behind the scene of the relationships the answer to the question WILL effect.

    For instance, only a tiny particle of information that exist behind the scenes of the thing that we recognize and call, time, was mentioned; though 'Time'' was only implied, and not mentioned in the original question.

    You might want to ask; 'what's really going on? You'll find, that this question will address itself smartly, in ALL areas of interest, including online marketing. Get it?

    Not Usually Mentioned

    Now there's something you might also want to consider that's not usually mentioned. It has to do with consciously saying to yourself , that you should look back on the past in order to learn from and adjust your decision-making process for present and future determinations. In actuality, the learning is intrinsically automatic and harmonically relevant to sympathies within an environment.

    In actuality, the exercise of consciously trying to look back to the past, might not be entirely necessary, provided, an individual is in touch with their inner self and sensitivities, that the human vehicle is endowed with and carries to expression through the psyche of their mind. I think you understand, that your physical brain, ingrains memory experiences onto itself, thereby automatically registering that experience into the being of a beneficial or detrimental circumstance.

    Getting personal, your inner instinct, psyche, intelligence, emotions, physical breathing and temperature physiology all play a part in connecting ingrained information to an expression of behavioral reality. This stands to reason, that an individual's mental state and inner presence of psyche, supports conscious decisions concerning interaction with ones environment.

    It also stands to reason, that the divorce from these inner sensitivities, disallows access to these feature qualities of expression in a casual everyday manner. As humans, we can be guilty of getting in our own way and shooting ourselves in the foot. The effort of having to consciously, 'having to look back', then comes into play as being a mandated relevant mood of activity, in order to further ones evolutionary progress towards any given endeavor. You might really want to look deeper into these paragraph statements.

    Yea, this little bit of sharing, might now call into question the answer you might give to a question as simple as, 'Do you look back much?

    Like I said, I choose to consciously look forward. How about you?

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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I think at times you should look back...

    For example if you have made 90% of your IM profits with one method, you should probably stick with that method!

    At the same time, you can't keep looking back and saying "aw man- after doing this for X years, I should be making Y dollars each month!"
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    well certain events just give you the itch to look back others not so
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  • Profile picture of the author taniharjo
    Actually in IM you MUST look back, in other word track track and track
    without tracking, you can never know which one works and which one doesn't
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    All we have is the present.

    This thread made me think of this song.

    May sound like empty words as the two brothers behind this band are now feuding and the band broke up, but good song nonetheless...

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  • Profile picture of the author JimRohades
    Love the question. As for me, we can't really avoid remembering and looking back to our past but as they say let go and move on. Surely, the past will leave footprints to our hearts but then that's just it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaroncollins
    we never forget our past,,,,,
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    While it can be of valuable to look back at the past, you would certainly not want to dwell there. Living in the present while planning and looking toward the future will help you arrive at your desired destination in life, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anotherdesignteam
    Nice thread. The past is part of what shaped you. So you shouldn't just try to forget. For me it's about not having any regrets. Leave your past as it is and take aim on learning from previous mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Something I've noticed is that when I change myself (personal development, experience, etc.) the way I think about the past changes also. They say you can't change the past, however, you can change the way you think about the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author dasongoh
    Look back at our own mistakes, learn from them and remember the lessons.

    Then seal the memories in a letter and post it to nowhere.

    Now take out a new piece of paper and start writing what's possible.

    An filled letter cannot be written on further but a clean white slate gives you unlimited opportunities.

    Make things happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaysa
    A good quote I like about the past.

    "There is a way to look at the past.
    Don’t hide from it.
    It will not catch you–if you don’t repeat it."

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  • Profile picture of the author Mariah Clarinda
    I have a rule, I don't look into past. When something happens I learn from it and move on... I prefer living in the present moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
    I do, I'm very nostalgic but I know I also necessarily shouldn't. The past is non existent, as is the future - all just thoughts in your head, all there really is is the NOW and your full attention should be payed to that
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  • Profile picture of the author Newview
    I don't think you need to worry about forgetting your past. If the past was enjoyable, the memories will always be there. If, inyour past there were lessons to have been learned, then you have most likely have learned from the circumstances, and it is now time to move forward. As it has been pointed out, looking back is a good place to reflect, but not to dwell. Your yesterday's failures become your tomorrow's successes, as you are now determined not to make the same mistakes. It is important to learn from them, then forgive yourself for them and move forward. Key here is to forgive and move forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author SolveProblemsNow
    You can't drive a car while looking in the rear view mirror.

    That said, make sure that you extract the learnings from past events before you forget about them.

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  • Profile picture of the author Faithblaster
    Everything what we are comes from the past. Every idea begins in our memory, which is the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author Faithblaster
    My mother often asked me why I'm trying something again, when in the past, I failed many times. Then she stopped, because once I said "If you were Edison's mother, you would maybe still shine with a candle."

    It always depends on your mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcusalphaeus
    Looking back at the past is only helpful if it helps you to move forward, either giving you "negative" motivation (i.e., things that happen in the past that you don't want them to happen now or in the future, so you try strive hard to reach your goals and prevent the "past" from happening again) or there might be some success in the past that you are looking at to recreate or to help you advance your goals now. If looking back at the past only bogs you down with unhappiness and does not push you forward.... then stay clear of it.

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  • Profile picture of the author kmids
    Lesson: Learn from your mistakes and let things go.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidrss
    geat post like it thanks for sharing it keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Silva
    I try to look forward always but I find there's a few unsavoury moments in my past that I cannot let go of. I wish I could but I can't.

    They don't hold me back at all and have nothing to do with IM but I find myself thinking about them every now and then.

    I'd love to be rid of these ghosts.
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  • Profile picture of the author krtinberg
    I don't forget about my past but I try to never dwell on it. The present is what matters and I do my best to make that as positive an experience as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizlinkx
    I find that I think of the past often. I have reverence for the past and appreciate all things. I often look at my life as a great adventure in the end I look back and think what an amazing adventure. We need the past because life is a learning experience.

    The past can hinder you if you allow it to keep you from taking action. When I need to let go of the past I try not to forget to breath.
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  • Profile picture of the author scsheldon33
    Nice post

    We can look back from our past whether good or bad but we should never allow our past life control the present. Face each day with new hope and dream for the better tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author italeads
    Not to be a downer, but years ago I read an article about how most successful people in society who have found themselves at the brink of committing suicide and have done so suffered from a genius they couldn't comprehend themselves. A common characteristic of many of those men/women was depression which was brought on by an inability to leave grasp of the past. Living in the past does not benefit you because what's done is done. One can only change what will happen, and if you change what will happen to your satisfaction, the view in the rear view mirror doesn't matter, because what's ahead is a much more enjoyable sight.
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  • Profile picture of the author HawkPrecision
    Too much, but when I'm working I don't look back at all. I'm just focused on doing what I'm doing, right now.

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  • Profile picture of the author w@rrior
    I like this:

    “Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen


    “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma


    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – B. Olatunji

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  • Profile picture of the author LymeJosh
    The past is extremely relevant to consistency in growth and learning. Without learning from our past, then there would be no guide to function, let alone grow.
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