“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.” ~ Unknown
I’m pretty sure this is where I’ve been falling down. More often than not I’ll spend much of my time and energy ensuring the ‘old me’ doesn’t come back. I keep a close eye on it and make sure it doesn’t increase.
The problem with this of course, is if I’m looking at the past and how it’s holding me back, I can’t take hold of the future and the change I desire.
Even after taking hold of the new, I still find myself seeking some comfort in the old world. It’s like there is a piece of me left back there that I have a tie too, a deep affection.
Yet, I know it’s unhelpful. I know it won’t be the thing that sustains me over the long-term.
So I’m doing it differently. It’s time to really focus on the future and the world I desire to be part of and the habits that will enrich my life.
Doing this will slowly begin to see the past as an unattractive addiction.
Whilst the future will be enticing.