(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)
Two friends were talking about their respective pasts when one of them, responding to a lament from the other about something unfortunate from childhood, replied, “Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it is over.”
How many people do you know who continue to relive their childhood?
How many people do you know who have their childhood define their present?
Having had a childhood is an inevitability of adulthood. (Be glad you had one, or you wouldn t be here now!)
Remember your childhood. Learn from the events of your childhood. Use your experiences to teach the next generation. But if you find yourself suffering today from the emotions of your childhood, get help to put it in its proper place. It was then; this is now. Enjoy.
Coaching Point: Do you define yourself by what happened to you? Or by who you are today?
Copyright 2006 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.