It’s not unusual to find yourself in a conversation with someone who spends much of their time talking about past issues and then concludes the talk by say “I’m just going to press on!” When you happened to meet that same person again, they will resurface the same ole past issue. And as they continue to mouth off their frustration with no ending in sight, your brain neutrons are scampering to form the question – “I thought you said you’re pressing on?”
In these situations, it may be hard to resolve the ‘past’ issues before you can press on. It is those past issues that will:
- Prevent you from truly ‘moving forward’
- Eventually resurface into a larger problem
- Delay any progress in fulfilling your passion in life
How can one deal with ‘past issues?’ The answer is simple: ANSWER IT! There is usually a word that typifies the issue. For example, let’s say you were involved in a bad relationship and you don’t know how to get past the issue. The goal is to remove yourself from the situation and ‘press on.’ You might say, we’ll just leave the relationship – most will do that.
However, the odds at keeping a positive new relationship will falter because of dealing with similar issues that may be that of past relationships.
I discovered a way to deal with ‘past’ issues properly, first:
- Identify the problem within the relationship
- Come to (self) terms of the problem
- Learn and discover why the problem persisted
- Embrace and utilize tools to heal from the problem
- Develop a plan to “press on”
Identifying the problem and addressing them may take some time to complete. But the process is one that give you satisfaction and redirection to fulfill your passion.
Your passion to help others may be found in the example of your past!