Sometimes, when I make a change or begin something new, I wish I could go back in time and apply the change to the past as well so that all the previous occurrences were tinted with it.
Yeah, I know, it’s nonsense. How could that ever be a change or something new, if it was there all the time?
But sometimes I find it really difficult to resist and make a bold line between what was and what is going to be…. even in the smallest unimportant things.
For example, I’d like to go back through all of my posts here to improve their photos based on my current skills and the decision to post a little bit larger photos than I used to post. I’d love to do that. But then, would it be worth it? All the time spent by digging in the old instead of creating something new?
Or when I changed my goals about how active I would like to be on a daily basis (evaluated by my smarts watches by means of achieved steps, active minutes, spent calories, etc.), I was longing to re-count all the previous statistics just to have it in accordance. But again, would it be worth all the effort? Isn’t it much more important to focus on the new instead of wanting to adjust the old?
And also, isn’t it sometimes easier to remake old things than to create new ones? To wallow in the known rather than to embark on a new challenge? Even if we decide so? Of course, the remake itself is not a bad thing but you know what I mean, don’t you?
So here I am, at the core of the problem, which I think is identical whether we talk about the important or trivial. Digging in the past with the aim to change things may be part of a beneficial process but more than often it’s a waste of time and we should keep the eyes on the new. One, two, three, go!