Be the Person Your Future Self will Thank You For

2019 has been a year of big changes for me.

A new job. I had to put my best friend and dog, Tank, to sleep. And soon I will be moving into my own apartment.

The Good. The Bad. and The Unknown.

It’s been an interesting path to walk so far this year, but I know I’m growing. Growing through the pain. Growing through the excitement. Growing through the changes as a whole.

I was thinking to myself last night, “Wow - a lot has changed this year.” And I gave myself a pep-talk at a gas station. I said to myself something that I feel will resonate: “Be the person your future self will thank you for being.”

My future self wouldn’t want me to dwell on past mistakes or missteps. He wouldn’t want me to get wrapped up in “should haves” or “could haves”. He’d want me to focus on improving every day.

Learning from my past. Grieving about my past when necessary. But not letting it impede on my improvement or path to becoming the kind of person I want to become.

So ask yourself - what is your personal mantra?