Time moves in a single direction.
Yet we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to move backwards, against the flow of time. No matter how hard you try, you aren’t ever going to reset that clock. Time will always move forward, it will always win in a fight to go back. So you have two choices. Fight a losing battle, or learn to move forward.
Moving forward doesn’t mean you forget the past. It doesn’t mean you don’t try to fix things that happened which you may regret. It means you focus on working on those things in the present, with an eye on the future. You can apologize for the past. You then need to focus on correcting your behaviors now, and continuing to live with those positive corrections in the future.
Miss a workout? Don’t go back and try to fix that. Correct it today, and work to not miss tomorrow. Failed to do a homework assignment? Don’t go back. Fix it now, even if you don’t get credit, then move forward and learn.
Even if everything is falling apart around you, find one thing to do today that corrects a problem. Even if it’s something small like getting the dishes in the dishwasher. Focus on that correction, then keep building on it and move forward.
Life has no pause button. It has no rewind. Time will move on, even if you don’t want to. So go ahead and do something to move with the flow, rather than fight that losing battle.