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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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    I feel like my past is always going to follow me...it's never going to leave me alone. I'm defined by my past and I wish I wasn't :/
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    We all have an ugly past but that does not mean that we are going to have an ugly future .. Stand up the time is right for you to determine your brighter future....
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