I have no idea who you think you are but I can tell you one thing for sure…
You aren’t who you were yesterday and tomorrow you won’t be who you are today
\r\n\r\n\r\nI can think of plenty of times in my life where I have been worried about what people might think if they know of the mistakes, previous shortcomings, failures or things I have done wrong in my past.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt has taken time for me to realise that it really doesn’t matter what people might think – they should take me for who I am and not who I was. It also took me some time to to realise that worrying doesn’t solve anything. In fact, looking back on my worries, I often conjured up situations that never ever arose – is that expecting the worst and not the best?\r\n\r\nToday, when I catch myself worrying about something, I tell myself to let it go and just deal with what happens.\r\n\r\nA few years ago I was running a course about fear, comfort zones and confidence – I felt well outside of my comfort zone even though I knew I had the skills and experience to run the course. In the week before the course I could hear the negative voices in my head and they were dreaming up the wildest of scenarios that I could end up facing. I could have allowed myself to get worked up about these but instead I told the voice to “SHUT UP”.\r\n\r\nNow you might think I am mad for talking to myself but I don’t care if you do. The reality is we all talk to ourselves (often in times of stress or anxiety) but the trick is how we deal with it – for me, on that occasion, it was to tell the negative me to shut up. So don’t knock it! Try it! It works!\r\n\r\nMy final, albeit brief thoughts on this are – you are you, you are not your past and you are not the things that you regret – keep your sight on the future and live in the present.\r\n\r\nEnjoy your life!