A few years ago, I entered a local motivational speech competition. My speech focused on the journey a caterpillar takes to becoming a butterfly, and I compared my life to it. Growing up I wanted to know my purpose in life, and like others I struggled finding it. Compared to a caterpillar, I also crawled through each day at a slow pace. I often worried about the past and things I couldn’t change.
It took some time for me to realize, that the past has no bearing on my future. I’ve learned that it’s okay to take time to work on myself. They say tomorrow isn’t promised, so every morning I seize the opportunity to be a little better than I was the day before. Remember your past doesn’t define who you are, nor does it determine your future.
“Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead, and that’s where your future lies.”
– Ann Landers
(Photo by Joyce Henderson.)