Using the Past to Create a Better Future

Wallowing in the past will not get you where you want to go.

A lot of spiritual teachers teach to let go of the past. Letting go of the past is a great idea. However just letting go of the past can be a waste of some growth potential. I teach from experiences that you celebrate your victories and learn from your mishaps. The experiences that you do this with are your past.

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I am learning from my past as I type this blog. Looking at my past blog posts about my year of challenge, you have seen me learn from my past in real time.

Historically I have a tendency to get excited about a new idea and then to quit the idea when the excitement declines. This is a pattern I used to repeat over and over again. This pattern was very evident during my back to the basic year, as it was almost a year of starting stuff again and stopping when it was time to move on.

During my December I was looking back at my past year and wondering what was my main lesson on the year. During crossfit I noticed how much fun it was finish something that was difficult. I then decided that was going to by my theme for next year. The reason being that joy of finishing is a muscle that I need to work out. To let go of my past and build a new beginning.

That is why 2013 is my Year of Challenges. Building a new beginning is also the reason I am using theĀ [amazon_link id=”1401902316″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Soul Coaching Book[/amazon_link] as my challenge for February. I have started that program three times without even passing week one.

Now is the time for me to do all the things I want to do and build the me I want to be. I am going to do that by using my past as a learning tool for the person that I want to become.

What item from your past can you learn from? What habit will you do now to continue to build the wonderful person that you are.

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Inspirational Life Coach Brett Dupree (266 Posts)

Internationally certified life coach through inviteCHANGE, Brett Dupree envisions a powerful future in which people live in pure joy. He believes that there is a great transformation just around the corner and he coaches people on how to use passion and inspiration to ride the powerful wave of awakening that is sweeping this world. Brett has dedicated his life to the study of personal empowerment. He believes that real lasting change comes from changing from the inside out. Working with you one-on-one, Brett helps you listen to your inner voice to reach your goals with passion, inspiration and ease . He creates a sacred space that allows you clients to bask in the joy of creation. He will help you find peace and balance in their lives so you can transform yourself into a self leader. Using the power of intentions, the Law of Attraction and his deep loving powerful heart he helps his clients gain miraculous results.


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  1. Hey Brett, thanks for sharing! As a Wellness Coach I enjoyed how you used your Crossfit training as an example of finishing something that is hard. And that it was fun. Using that example as a way of expressing the joy of finishing is a muscle you must work out to let go of the past and build a new beginning! Awesome and thanks again for sharing. Best Regards, Wendy.

  2. Thanks Wendy!

    • Roz K. Walker on January 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Very inspiring post, Brett. My challenge was collecting training courses and materials, going through them, but not implementing all of the “learnings.” For me, 2013 is the year of pruning and implementing.

  3. Beautiful! I look forward to seeing your success.

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