Hey guys! Welcome back. Our past, no matter how good or bad it may seem, is a part of who we are. It’s sometimes messy, it sometimes makes us feel a little insecure, and at times we wish it were different. Nonetheless, it helped shape us and make us who we are. We study history for a reason. We learn about what came before us for a reason. In order to understand who we are and what our significance is, we must take a look back at the past.

Your past is defining and significant. It may not be perfect, but it does mean something. Like it or not, the person you are today is in a big way a part of where you came from. This may not be easy to accept, but it’s true. Who you are is shaped by those around you, the choices you have made, and the things you have learned. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone struggles. That’s what sets us apart from the rest of the world. We are accountable for these mistakes.

Your past is your story. When you tell someone abut yourself the past comes up. When you reminisce with people you know you tell stories. It’s always a topic of interest. Where did you come from? What did you do? How did you do? Why did you do it? All questions about the past.

You can’t forget about the past and you shouldn’t try. That’s not to say you should try living there. At some point you have to move on. But to say “forget the past” is to be misleading. You must learn from it. You have to grow and develop as a person and the best way to do that is study your past. What are some mistakes you made? What could you have done differently? Where did you go wrong? These may be tough questions, but to answer them fully and honestly is to allow yourself to grow and change.

Learning from your past and remembering it will make you a better person. You will understand who you are and what you want so much more. It may require some digging, but at the end of the day you will have so much more insight. So don’t choose to try and forget about it. Learn from it.

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