You want to know one thing that I’ve realized within my short time on this planet?
That many people I know, whether they be regular citizens of the world, corporate employees, and even startup entrepreneuers, many of them are stuck in the past.
It’s because right now, in the moment, at the exact spot they are in, they have achieved nothing, in terms of their current goal.
Now what do I mean by this?
It means that they may have a goal, they may have a vision for their life, but what they are doing RIGHT now, the position they are in RIGHT now, is not showing the fruits of their labor. They are in the purgatory of their project.
When this happens, this is the resistance that I was talking about in B90X episode 66, 67, 68.
Because of this resistance, they look back into their past. They think, “Man, I was able to do this before!” “Why isn’t this one happening as easy as the last?” “What am I doing wrong? I did it this way in the past before!”
Get over that. Getting stuck in the past doesn’t help you move forward in the future.
You’re into a new project now. A new lifestyle or behavior pattern now. The old wineskins are no longer useful.
The past evoked by the amateur is make-believe. It never existed. It’s just a highlight reel that the amateur edited and stitched together from events that almost took place or should have occurred.
In a way, the amateur’s re-imagined past is worse when it’s true. Because then it’s really gone.
The payoff of living in the past (or even the future for that matter) is you never have to do your work in the present.
We live now. We’re in the present now.
Tell us, if you’re willing to share in today’s B90X exercise. What in your past is holding you from moving forward today? We’d love to get to know you more intimately so we can help you learn and grow!