Morning Cup of Joe – Forward Progress Only

A book has many chapters; a beginning, middle, and certainly an end. Relationships are like books, some are about one subject and focus on that particular subject for the duration of the book and others simply last a few chapters until the content runs out and there are no more pages to read. What I want you to understand is that some relationships are detrimental to your personal growth and development; you’ve got to let them go. There are some books you keep and others you pass on once you’ve read them. Relationships are exactly the same, learn to discern between the two.

You never know why God saw it fit to remove you from a situation or relationship. No matter how hard you try, you cannot force a square peg into a round hole. If it isn’t meant to be, it simply will not be; accept it and move on. Once you fully release yourself from the past, only then can you appreciate the beauty of the present. Look around you at the people who are in your life right now at this moment, those are the people who love you the most. Your attention should be focused on them, the present and not the past. The only reason to look back at the past is to remind you of the mistakes you’ll never make again and the lessons you learned from those mistakes.

The past is truly just that; let go and move on. So many people live their lives based on the “I wish I would’ve” mind-set. I wish I would’ve done this differently or I wish I would’ve said this or that. The fact is, unless you know how to travel back to the past, you can’t spend precious time focusing on something you cannot change. Shift your focus to something you do have control over; the present. All of your energy should be focused on the present. By focusing on the present, you are in turn preparing for the future. By focusing on the past, you are taking away precious time from the focus that should be on the present.

Learn to accept things the way they are and trust that you are where you are meant to be at this very moment with the people you are meant to be with. Leave the past in the past and move on.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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