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I Know My Past Does Not Determine My Future

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    I Am Free to Shape My Future Not By Living In the Past!

    We all have the ability to shape our own futures. Why should we let our past decisions, failures, dissapointments and others do it for us when we can do it ourselves. I always tried to seek approval from others, beat myself up for my failures and did not believe I could make a...
    shinecoaching shinecoaching 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2009

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