Did You Drop Any History This Week?

Trigger Question #8

Your history is heavy. Put it down.

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Don’t stress. It’s bad for you. Or so you’ve been told. So put it down.

Well, maybe not all of it. Some stress is good for you, the kind that keeps you upright and gets you going. Without that stress, you would be a mere blob, way more than a couch potato.

But what about the stress that keeps you uptight? That’s the stress that you should, well, stress over. I’m talking about the stress that creates your history. Why should you stress over this stress? Because we don’t stress over minor things and events, things we easily forget.

We stress over what matters, what has meaning to us. And we remember what matters. What we remember becomes our history. So, the more you stress over something or some event, the more history you will create.

History is heavy. Put it down.

Well, maybe not all of it. History’s purpose is to get you where you are now. But depending on how you see it, history can hold you where you were.

Many of us drag our accumulated history, that which explains who we once were, into our future. Are you really still that moody teenager? No, you’re not! You are not who you were back then. You are not your history.

If you continue as you were back then, you cannot become who you can be next. And that’s how your past success creates your future failure. Because you cling to a success that is history. Because you cannot adapt.

“History is bunk!”

So said Henry Ford. Actually, he never said that. What he said was, “History is more or less bunk.” But that’s way too heavy, which is why someone lightened it to “History is bunk.”

Don’t be heavy. Make yourself lighter. Forgive. Forget. Move on.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.

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