Is Your Memory Working For You Or Against You?

What do you think about the most – your past failures or your future possibilities? Your life is whatever dominates your memory. The difference in people is the quality of their recollection. Those who major on recollecting their past disappointments and failures often pollute the present and robs themselves of today’s happiness and opportunities.

girl_thinking[1]One of the fundamental purposes of memory, regarding peace and happiness, is to reminisce past victories and visit moments of high self-confidence and achievements.

Whatever challenges you’ve been through in the past contains hidden wisdom. So it is prudent to scrutinize the past in order to extract the wisdom it teaches. But never dwell on your past misfortunes, mistakes or disappointments more than necessary, lest it saps the precious energy crucial for your joy and productivity.

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory,” said Albert Schweitzer. Regarding your past pains, choose to have a bad memory. But for your past triumphs, develop a good and keen memory. Use it break the back bones of fear and doubts that may want to stand in your way today in accomplishing your goals.

David never recollected his errors, inferiority complex or weaknesses when he was about to confront Goliath. Rather he punched his good memories of triumphs on – how he defeated lions and bears in the jungle! He used his past triumphs to eject positive energy into the present.

If you want to experience perpetual productivity, peace and happiness, you must give up your negative personal history – then focus on the promises of God for your future. Analysis the past, learn from it, but never live in it.

“…But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead. Philippians 3:13

Stay blessed


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