Saturday, 3 January 2015

Let it Rest

There is no easy way to write this but I think making a sequel to Dumb and Dumber was a mistake! The first instalment was a comedy classic, absolutely hilarious  but there is nothing  funny about this "upgrade".  I actually feel offended! There seemed to be a desperation in the characters to make humour instead of embracing the inane humour that was the appeal of the movie. Pardon my mini rant but if you'd watched the first movie you'd also find this follow up story lack lustre.  I find it had to believe that twenty years since the first Dumber and Dumber, the producers would churn this quasi interesting story line. Since they could not improve on the film. They should have just LET IT REST.

Like the Dumber and Dumber movie, some things are best left buried figuratively. Any emotions, situations or relationships that will not contribute to your effectiveness, LET IT REST. Stop dragging a painful past around, it will only hurt your future. 
Some people are stuck in the past; constantly reminiscing about past successes or failures never really being able to move beyond that certain point of presumed heights or disappointments in their lives. If its not helping you now then its not relevant.
Paul was a man that was no stranger to having a sullied past but he made s choice and move on nevertheless. "I focus on one thing forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead" Phil 3;13.  The past the apostle laid to rest included guilt, consent to murder, regret, self righteousness and persecution of the early Christian church. Moving ahead is a conscious choice and not a passive decision. YOU HAVE TO BE DELIBERATE IN YOUR DECISIONS AND ACTIONS
You cannot un-make some of the mistakes made in 2014 but 2015 is an unmissable offer laden with fresh opportunities. Don't jinx it!
Strategies for ditching the past.
  • Identify the situations that don't belong in your future and relegate them to the box labelled useless.
  • Acknowledge that some situations are best left in the past.
  • have the courage to let go
  • Learn from them and improve on lessons learnt
  • Don't transfer the negative outcomes of  past experiences into the future.
  • .Get rid of relationships and situations that will drag you back 
What better time to ditch the bad habits, negative thoughts and toxic relationships than now. Remember if its not enhancing you, its pulling you back SO LET IT REST.

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