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Hindsight is perfect, and that is both helpful and a trap. It is helpful to look back and see how we might have done things differently so that we can make better choices now.
When our thoughts get stuck in what should or should not have happened in our life, hindsight can prevent us from enjoying the present and moving productively into the future.
Living inside our hindsight is the same as driving our car forward while staring into the rearview mirror. We are likely to steer the car into a ditch, or major depression.
All of us need to create a mental scrapbook labeled “Things to Accept or Forgive.” Inside the scrapbook we put all of those memories that cause us embarrassment, regret, frustration, or disappointment. We put them there not to forget they exist, but to contain them.
We can open the scrapbook at any time to let ourselves feel what we feel and wish what we wish about life's events. Then, the scrapbook needs to be closed and put on a quiet neuron shelf until we choose to take it down and reopen it, or not.
With our disappointments safely tucked away in our mental scrapbook, we can focus on the things we sincerely want or the person we hope to become. This does not guarantee we will always be happy with ourselves, but we will be more of the time.
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