Who we were yesterday is not exactly the same person we are today. That’s obvious. Yet so many times we hold tightly to our previous selves in an effort to control the persona, the narrative, the perception.
We do this to ourselves and it’s also done to us via others. Friends, family, and even enemies love to hold us to previous standards of behavior, previous versions of ourselves because it’s easier to judge and even attack those flimsy shadows.
It’s also easier to understand those previous versions.
We do a grave disservice when we allow our actions and decisions today come under the heavy influence of yesterday’s versions of ourselves and of others – it’s not right and it’s almost always unfair.
Second chances, third chances, and even more is what makes us human. It’s what allows us to grow, mature, and succeed.