I recently came across an old Cherokee proverb that is very relevant to my teachings and writings as a coach, advisor and public speaker.

Don’t Let Yesterday Use Up Too Much of Today

We spend so much time dwelling on past events that we forget to live in the present moment. And this impedes our ability to grow and productively move forward in our quest to achieve whatever it is we desire.

Dwelling on past events is usually dictated by two fatal states of mind, guilt and anger. Both of these emotions create so much negative energy that yesterday ends up using much of your today. And when this occurs, you miss out on one of the great opportunities in life called ‘The Law of Infinite Abundance and Resources’.

The Law of Infinite Abundance and Resources provides that:

  1. Anything we desire is already in existence.
  2. Possessions and material objects are infinite.
  3. Nature is abundant in resources. These resources are waiting to be claimed by its rightful owner.
  4. Any need we have can be met with the right mindset and thoughts. You must think abundance, see abundance, feel abundance, believe abundance.
  5. Limitations of any sort can never be present.
  6. Everyone can participate.

Everyone can participate, but only a few do; a few who don’t waste their time dwelling on past events, instead living each day to the fullest and focusing their energy on moving forward in their quest to achieve their defined purposes. Self-Inflicted limitations are never present and thus they stake their claim on the infinite resources available to them.

If you want to be part of this selected few you must immediately stop dwelling on past events and start living for today. Your past has no bearing on your future unless you allow it to.

Wishing health, happiness and unlimited prosperity –


Mark is the CEO of the Small Business Secret Weapon Company, a company devoted to helping business owners around the country prosper and achieve their desired goals. He is a speaker, author, motivator, teacher and coach. He steadfastly believes anyone, with the right techniques and mindset, can create unlimited success. Mark has been hailed as the true “Small Business Secret Weapon” by business owners, partners, and associations around the country. An entrepreneur himself, Mark delivers practical and implementable actions that will generate positive results for any business.