What if you can go back in time and have a conversation with your younger self, warning your younger self of the mistakes and/or bad choices you may make, would you stop yourself from those bad choices and/or mistakes or would you prepare yourself for the end results of those bad choices and/or mistakes?
I sometimes think if I can go back in time and have a conversation with my teenage self, I would tell her that everything will be o.k, don’t worry or panic about things she can’t control, to just focus on her dreams and goals, to don’t be in a rush to be grown take her time and do things right and to put her ideas to work early don’t let fear or anybody’s opinions stop her. I wouldn’t necessary tell my younger self to not do something, I would prepare her for the end results so that maybe she will handle it differently but yet still go through it, because some of the things I’ve been through has made me the strong person that I am today. I haven’t been through any traumatic experiences but I have made stupid choices, mistakes and put my energy into people that meant me no good, but on the other hand those choices, mistakes and those experience has also taught me something about myself to then make other choices to change the direction of how I want my life to go. Some of my mess ups helped me to learn and know myself and learn what I don’t want to be like and also what type of people I don’t want to socialize with and that’s only half of what I’ve learned.
Everyone can learn something from their past and their past mistakes. You have to see growth and positive changes for yourself in order to learn from your past mistakes. Face the past if you need to and see what you’ve learned from it so that you don’t make the same mistakes or make life tougher than it has to be. You can see your growth and changes through the direction you are going in life in the present time, if you have learn anything from your past mistakes, well that is if you have made positive changes for the betterment of your future from what your past mistakes and/or bad choices taught you. If you haven’t learned anything, don’t be surprised when you continually keep making the same mistakes or making bad decisions and life for you is standing still.
So if you can go back in time and talk to your younger self would you have anything of value to tell yourself that would really change the direction of your life in the presence?
Make peace with yourself and begin to heal from past mistakes, bad choices and even past trauma, so that you can live a life of lessons learned and positive moments and growth.