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December 14, 2020

I Leave the Past in the Past and Focus on the Future

Read the affirmation below aloud. Loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and notice how you feel. Feeling better? Repeat this affirmation at least twice a day – morning, and night – for 21 to 28 days.

Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on challenges and lack, but on healthy self-esteem and unshakeable self-confidence.

Comment below that you’ve started this process. Add entries in your journal each day as to how you’re feeling. Note the positive changes you’ve made and celebrate them! Send me a note using the contact form and let me know how you’re doing!


I leave the past in the past and focus on the future.

I can stay laser-focused on the present and the future. My ability to avoid dwelling on the past is increasing. I understand that getting stuck in the past has negative consequences.

There is nothing left for me in the past. I am glad that I learned from my past mistakes and successes. That is the good thing about the past – the lessons it provides. I take those lessons and apply them to my present. Focusing on the past, though, leads to regret. 

I choose to look forward.

I spend five minutes each day imagining the future I wish to experience and documenting my vision in my journal. I know that a compelling future is the best way to stay motivated and positive.

I work hard in the present to create my future. I can only interact with time in the present moment. I make the most of each moment and look forward to enjoying the future even more.

I let go of the hurt in the past and focus my energy and anticipation on the future.

Time spent on past regrets and mistakes lessens my ability to manage my life and generate success. I have a greater potential for happiness when I leave the past behind. I forgive those that have wronged me.

I forgive myself for my past mistakes.

Today, I keep my attention on the present and the future. I am permanently leaving the past in my rearview mirror. I leave the past in the past and focus on the future.

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About the Author

Dianne M. Daniels is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-great-aunt, Unitarian-Universalist Minister, Spiritual Director & Companion that empowers intelligent, passionate women to discover and manifest the best of who they are and who they want to be.Her signature program, The Spiritually Authentic Woman, teaches how to create a new, more joyful life as you let go of living the way OTHERS think you should while tapping into your uniquely authentic spirituality.

Dianne Daniels

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