Moving Forward in Life

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Moving Forward in Life

There are days when suddenly you have to make a deviation in the course of your life. Today is one of those for me. My workload today was going to be so much easier because I had an article written and ready to post on my blog. I could concentrate my morning on different things than my norm.

While I was eating breakfast I thought I’d just take a look in Facebook and check whether any blogs caught my attention. Then I started reading. Three particular blogs, from three of my very favourite blogging Ladies caught my attention. In the order that I read them, I will introduce you to them:

Rimly Bezbaruah – Journey: The Road 

Alpana Prasad Heartache

Savira YogaSavy – An orgasmic experience

I then sat back and contemplated for a little while. The result is this article that I will now write.

Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things. – Walt Disney

Life and time moves forward with or without us! Life can pull us along and we can allow it to take us where it leads. By allowing this to happen we surrender control to anyone who happens to waft into or out of our life. Instead you can take control and move your life forward at your own pace in the direction you choose. You can take control and go where you want to go.

To move forward we must:

• Know where we want to go and what we are looking to achieve

• Believe in ourselves

• Have a can-do, positive frame of mind.

• Need a total commitment to change.

• Leave your mistakes and regret in the past

• Learn from Failure

• Ask for Help

• Take 100% Responsibility

Every experience in your life helps put life’s puzzle together. Both positive and negative events help shape our lives. Every person that crosses our path on this journey we call life, comes into our life for a reason. They are there to challenge us, to help us see something and to inspire us. Some will stay in our lives for a short space of time while others will be there for much longer. When they go, they are gone, and you have no choice but to move on.

There is no standing still.  You are either moving forward in your life or you are falling behind. You only have one opportunity to live your life, don’t live it regretting what was, or what is no more.

You have to start seeing the wonderful things that life still has to offer you. Now is the time to allow yourself to expect the best from life.  Talk expectantly and positively about the future.  Know that better things are right around the corner for you.  Be excited!  Once you implement a positive attitude to your way of thinking you’ll be amazed at the results!

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What an empowering thing it is to do when you reflect and evaluate your life and look forward to implementing changes to move towards a better life. Reflecting on your life and making plans for improving your journey is a good process to work through anytime.

When bad things happen to you, it is natural to go through a time of sorrow. However, in order to move forward you need to make a conscious decision to let go and move on.  Don’t allow yourself any longer to dwell on that event over and over again in your mind. Let me make this point one more time, if you want to go forward in your life, you need to let go of the things in your past that will impede or even prevent you moving on.

It is your response to the events in your life that have a lasting impact, not the event itself. By continuing to dwell on events and set-backs you are creating a road block ahead of you, keeping your dreams and good intentions from coming into your life.

I implore you to let go of the things that are holding you back. Release yourself from your self inflicted bondage, set yourself free. You are responsible for your life’s journey.

Forgive people who have hurt you; let go of the things that have been done to you. Get resentment out of your life! Let it go. Only then can you bring to yourself fresh hope and move yourself forward to the life you want. Don’t keep yourself prisoner to anything or anyone. You have the key to your cell, use it to open the door, step through it, and get back on your journey.

You do not have the power to change the past. Forgiveness will cut you loose and free you to move forward and create a new future.

To bring about a change in your life, you need to make inner change –changing your thoughts, transferring your focus, concentrating on what you want to bring into your life, rather than what you don’t want, or what you’ve lost.

There may be many things you want to change in your life, but it’s best to start with one small change at a time. Your chances of success are higher if you don’t try to do too much at once. After all Rome wasn’t built in a day, and nor will you be.

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” Old Chinese Proverb

Moving forward with your life will of course take time, you have to be patient with yourself. You’re going to make mistakes, at times you will look back with some regrets, just don’t be hard on yourself. Keeping taking one step after the other. Each step you take will move you forwards towards getting where you want to go. Just keep taking one step at a time.

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas A. Edison

Learn this one secret in life and success will find you … keep moving forward.

You’ll see how the future can be brilliant when you take control of your life. Today, fully and consciously make the decision to live free and keep moving forward.

“In life, you’re either moving forward or backwards, towards something or away from it, growing stronger or becoming weaker. Always strive to be in a constant positive motion”. Michael Irwin

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
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