We went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend and this quote from the movie made me smile. So often we get stuck in life because we dwell on the beginning of our stories. We allow the beginning to dictate how we live today. We get stuck playing the “If Only” game.
If only this had been different…then my life would be different. Our pasts often become a crutch we lean on today. Our pasts become the excuse we use for staying where we are.
But the truth is, every day we are given the opportunity to change how our stories play out. The rest of our story is the part we still get to write. And, as long as we are still breathing, it’s not too late to begin living the rest of your story.
It’s a story which will either be lived out boldly or propped up on a crutch of excuses. The choice is always ours.