If you know anything about real estate, housing, or home renovations then you know that the older the home is the more work it will more than likely require to remain maintained. This is a somewhat common sense when we compare it to anything in life that gets older with time, for it will require more upkeep. The thing about a house is that there are so many things that one must keep an eye on and depending on what environment the home is in; you have to be mindful of the elements as well.
Imagine you owned multiple homes but the home that you spent the most time at was a very old home. You spend the majority of your time trying to figure out not only how to fix it, but you also don’t have the time or the money to repair it! You refuse to sell it and you refuse to spend more of your time in the more modern home that you also occupy as well. This is kind of what it’s like when we find ourselves living in the past. You’re living in a time that you can’t change and since you can’t change it you also can’t repair the damage before it was already done! Living in the past is a guaranteed way to damage the present and the future. Because while we are living in that old home, we can’t repair, we are unable to focus on what the modern home may need or what problems may occur. It’s also costing us to occupy all of these locations and the biggest currency spent is time.
“Despite the various stages, we must be mindful that they all impact us in some way, so we must have the strength to approach it, in order to grow from it”.
The Journey of 1000 miles begins with one step; therefore, we must be mindful to manage the various S.T.E.P.Ps in our lives and the “P” is for our past. We all have events in our past that must be mended or attended to therefore we must first ask ourselves are we avoiding, coping, or delaying dealing with it? Avoiding is like having real estate that’s burning a hole in your pocket as your striving to build more. Delaying the past is like living in the old home, that you don’t have to live in and that you can’t repair, and coping is accepting you can’t change what happens to the old home and you can’t change an old house to a new condo, without demolishing or renovating what it once was. Despite the various stages, we must be mindful that they all impact us in some way, so we must have the strength to approach it, in order to grow from it.