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12 Painful Reasons Your Life Isn’t Where You Want It To Be

12 Painful Reasons Your Life Isn’t Where You Want It To Be

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: This is a part of YourTango’s Opinion section where individual authors can provide varying perspectives for wide-ranging political, social, and personal commentary on issues. There have been many moments in my life when I felt terrible, weak, and victimized. But here’s what I learned: Like the slight nudge of the joystick on a plane, you can divert the course of your life by thousands of miles with a tiny shift in mindset. The nudge you need is not to fall into the following traps. Here are 12 painful reasons your life isn’t where you need it to be: 1. You’re obsessed with your past. Your past seems real, but it’s nothing more than an idea. Ideas get people on the moon. Ideas can also limit you in powerful ways. If it suffocates your present-day joy; you must find a way to detach from the past. RELATED: How To Stop Hating Yourself For Things You Can’t Control 2. You think you need ‘fixing.’ Don’t believe the hype sold to us by psychologists. You don’t need fixing. You …