Every single day is a gift, a new day, a day to start over and do the things that mean the most to you. Yesterday and all the days before are over. You can not change them. Ever. You can change yourself, you can change your situation, you can change your attitude. But what is done, is done.
When you think about the past too much, you get stuck in your thoughts of all the things you should have, could have, would have done differently. When you think about the future too much, you get stuck in every possible outcome of every possible decision.
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Sometimes you choose a path to get away from someone or something, only to find that the chosen path takes you to some place you least expect, or worse, even towards what you tried to avoid in the first place. You are destined to do great things, overcome whatever is holding you back and work more towards greatness.
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Live by the principles of honor, integrity, determination, discipline and helping others. You can do great things but when you think you control something, you are wrong. Obsessively planning projects, travels, days, parties, as if the outcome is something you can control with your powers of manipulation is an illusion.
Ilusion of Control.