“Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.” -Unknown
Keep this in mind if you are spending any part of today complaining about what happened yesterday. When you do so, you are wasting valuable time out of today focusing on something that you cannot go back and change instead of using today to create new chances and opportunities to build a better tomorrow.
I am a believer that tomorrow cannot happen in anyone’s life worrying about yesterday. I find this to be true because it is hard to go forward and conquer anything when a person is mentally stuck in reverse. I am reminded of when I was living at home with my mother at 20.
I did not like the fact that I could not have a room to myself because I felt I was too grown to be sleeping on a couch or in the same room as my brother. I would spend a lot of time complaining about how my little brother could have his own room and get what he wanted, but I could not. It did lead to me getting angry with my mother at times because I did not understand why I could not have a room to myself that was sparingly used. My mother told me that if I felt too grown, that I needed to get out.
That moment got me to think about things. I spent so much time each day complaining about why it seems like yesterday was constantly happening to me instead of trying to do something to change it. It was not until my wife came along during our dating stage and suggested that we move out on our own. That suggestion was the catalyst towards spending each day from that point on doing things that would bring me closer to moving out. In February 2002, I eventually moved out and never looked back.
How your tomorrow will turn out will come down to what you spend today thinking about. If yesterday’s issues still linger, you got to let them go and look at today as a fresh day to make changes and do something that will give tomorrow a better outlook. If you do not let it go, it will keep you stuck in the past and you will never create a better tomorrow living in the past. Let’s remember that tomorrow does not come by complaining about yesterday; it comes by doing something about today.
Will you complain about yesterday, or will you do something today to have a better tomorrow?
-Michael J. Fite