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Positive potential of living in day-tight compartments January 13, 2016

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Living in the Now.
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By Dennis Mellersh

A common piece of advice from personal development experts is that if we are to fully achieve our personal growth potential we need to live in day-tight compartments.

Stop regretting the past; don’t worry about the future. Live in the “now.”

Unfortunately, not only is this very hard to do, it’s also counterproductive.

Perhaps we can somehow train ourselves to not regret past actions or inactions, and maybe we can will ourselves not to worry about our future concerns.

However, the past and its implications are still there; and the future with its unfolding challenges will arrive.

By trying to (1) forget the problems and regrets about our past and (2) not be concerned about the future we are reducing our ability to manage our lives.

Instead, what we can do today, is to engage in actions that may help to correct some past actions/inactions and also improve our future prospects.

In many cases, we can alter those aspects and consequences of past that are still unfolding and we can also improve upon the developing future.

But, we can only do it within the day-tight compartment we are living in today.

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