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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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    This statement ever rings true. For years I'd carried the weight of the past with all it's regrets, pain, and consequences. Fairly recently I came to the realization that I couldn...
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    * There are two kinds of people, those who do this division and those who don't. * The History doesn't repeat but the historians repeat themselves........!!!!
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    Dear future self, We both know that pointless niceties mean nothing to us. So, I'll get straight to the point. What have you done? Can you honestly say that you're happy with the...
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