158: Looking Backwards to Move Forwards

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158: Looking Backwards to Move Forwards

Becoming the person you dream of takes a lot of self-reflection and diving into the past to figure out who you wish to be in the future. Your history holds so many pearls of wisdom that can help you map out where you want to go and what direction to take. Today I am talking all about using your past as a springboard and motivator to help you move forward. I'll be sharing the importance of sitting in discomfort and reflecting on who you've been and giving yourself permission to let go of the past.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Using your past as a springboard to move forward
  • Accepting and reframing the way that you look at your past
  • Reflecting on who you used to be and how you feel about who you want to become
  • Deciding where you want to be and mapping out the direction you’ll take to get there

What To Do Next:

  • Dive deep into those pearls of wisdom that your past has planted for you. Think about the lessons that you’ve learned and use them as a guide to how you’ll approach your future. Give yourself permission to let go of the past and use past regrets as a way to pave a better future toward becoming who you really want to be. 
  • Grab your copy of the Reframing Your Past download to dive deeper into reflecting on your past so you can move forward.

Resources and Links


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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton