Moving Forward: Letting Go Of The Past

The Pain

We’ve all been hurt before whether it was by a complete stranger, family member, close friend or significant other. It’s pretty much inevitable for us to experience some kind of emotional pain. Sometimes the pain from this can affect us in our daily lives and cause us to hold grudges, and anger towards people who in some cases did nothing to cause us pain. This can be challenging when navigating relationships both professional and personal.

The Next Step

Stuck in the past? Are you concerned about the wrongs people have done to you in the past? A lot of times it is hard to shake these depressing thoughts and not hold on to the pain that person caused. The issue then becomes much bigger than the “hurt” but what we do with it is more vital than the hurt itself. If we hold on to the pain it will only cause more pain. It’s important to ask ourselves is holding a grudge really going to help us have a happier and successful life?

Moving Forward

Our minds are one of our most powerful weapons that sometimes we don’t utilize properly. You can do anything in the world by thinking the right way. Most people want to live a life full of joy and happiness that can easily be accomplished by using our minds. If you just take the time to let go of all of the past problems, disagreements, heartache and pain and realize all those were just a stepping stone for you to move into your purpose.

Changing Our Mindset

Once you let go of the past and move forward some might ask move forward for what? The simple answer to this is to anything you want. When you finally let that hurt, pain and heartache go LITERALLY ANYTHING is possible. Now you can focus on whatever makes you happy in life which in the end is what we all want. Having a great mindset sets truly happy and successful people apart from those who never let go of the past. The thoughts you have, are vital to leaving the past behind to a truly bigger and better life.

Everyone has had some type of pain, hurt or heartache in their lives. Do you remember what yours was & how did you get past it? Comment below and if you like this post please share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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97 Responses to Moving Forward: Letting Go Of The Past

  1. Alexis says:

    Thank you so much for this. I am a strong believer that everything that happens in our lives, whether it has to do with a personal goal, love, career, money etc–it all starts with our minds and how we feel inside. Daily affirmations.
    Thanks for the reminder and great read!

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  2. This is a very important concept and I think you did a tremendous job introducing it. When we hold onto pain or hostility towards another it usually only ends up hurting ourselves. We can’t force a person to change or “fix” things to make us better. But we can control how we react. I try to apply this in my daily life now but it definitely isn’t easy, haha!

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  3. This blog is everything. I am in the process of making steps to move forward. I lost two family members that were close to me. Trying to deal with all of the lies, deception and all that comes out. Pain teaches us life lessons. How were move forward after we let go makes all the difference in the world

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  4. I have fibromyalgia and sometimes it is very difficult to follow a normal life, publications like yours greatly help our self-esteem… Thanks is awesome. You post !

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  5. Aricouture says:

    Great post! I think you’ve made some really good pointers of letting go and moving forward. Sometimes we can get stuck in a mindset of not acknowledging nor forgiving of what’s really bothering us, and then letting go of it.

    But once we come to terms of that, we can do anything.

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  6. After my sister died in 2011 I’ve never been the same that is a pain that cut me open. I thought I would never heal.. but now it’s 2017 I just beginning to close my wounds by writing and remembering the fun time we had together as kids and adults.

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  7. CLEvangelism says:

    As Bishop Noel Jones has said, God sometimes uses evil people to get you to your destiny. (Read the story of Joseph, for example.) So if you’re holding a grudge against the person who wronged you, technically you’re holding a grudge against God.

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  8. Chandnat says:

    Inspiring post. Holding a grudge against someone is keeping your mind in prison and letting go is the moment you had set yourself free.

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  9. updownflight says:

    Yes, I’ve had some pain from lost friends/people, but most of my pain was from lost life because of sickness. But really the losses are not so very different unless you have to keep on living with an illness to a certain degree. Then you have to find a way to move on with a certain tolerance.

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  10. jo3500 says:

    This literally anything word really matters alot…
    It really works

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  11. dominic724 says:

    Great post ! I have had to make a deliberate decision to let go of hurts and bitterness from the past, because I realize that just waiting for them to go away is not happening. So I am forgiving everyone for everything, most especially myself. Thank you for this excellent blog.

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  12. jcparry says:

    Jay, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading your post!

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  13. Having been sick with kidney disease for over seven years and then receiving a brand new kidney has taught me a great deal about letting go of the past. Being given a new lease on life really gives you great perspective on what you should devote your time and emotions to. Life can be so short and I for one will do my upmost to live happy and let go of what doesn’t serve that purpose. Thank you for this reminder. blessings!

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  14. Erika Beebe says:

    Timely post for me. Thank you 🙂

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  15. Great post.Thank you

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