We’ve all had things in our past that didn’t work out. Maybe it was a relationship, or a job, or a project. Whatever the case may be, you cannot let it keep you in a place where you’re shell-shocked and afraid to act in the future. Just because something didn’t work out, no matter how similar or pattern-indicative, doesn’t mean history will repeat itself. The number one difference can always be you, you have the power to act differently than you ever did before.
As coaches we often reflect when people are acting in a way that is consistent with being scared because of something in their past which this reminds them of. But different actions, different ways of being, and ultimately different situations, will always produce different results.
Don’t live in your past. There’s no future there.