“What has happened in our recent past drives our emotional response much more than how we are doing overall.” – Annie Duke, Thinking In Bets
Good or bad whatever happens right now colors our thoughts. It doesn’t matter if we’ve had three weeks of bliss.
Life could be going swimmingly. Then something bad happens. All the good disappears from our mind. Life sucks.
The reverse is also true. Life can be a shit show. Then something miraculous happens. All the bad disappears, and life is great again.
An old adage in sports says you have to have a short memory. No matter what happened the last game you have to move on win or lose.
You can’t be too high or too low because the next opponent is coming.
Same thing in life. Things are never as bad or as good as they may seem at any moment. You need to have a short memory.
Tomorrow is coming. Whether you want it to or not.
“Yesterday don’t mean shit. What’s over is over. Nothing between. Yesterday don’t mean shit. Tomorrow is the day you have to face.” – Pantera, Reinventing the Steel
You have to learn from your mistakes and move on.
You can’t change what you have done in the past, but you can change the person you become in the future.