“This power of choice means that we are not merely a product of our past or of our genes; we are not a product of how other people treat us. They unquestionably influence us, but they do not determine us. We are self-determining through our choices. If we have given away our present to the past, do we need to give away our future also?”Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.” Apple Books.
When people use their past as an excuse, I have empathy for them…let alone, that was me at one particular point. However, if we allow the past to influence us the way it did for our future, how can we expect change to happen? Here’s the podcast.