"All's well that ends well."
I want to highlight something we’ve said a million times and slow down to think a little harder about it. You know when someone tells a story and like any story it has its ups, downs and sideways. But at the end there’s some silver lining that presents a resolution. It all reaches a happy point where you might think to say “All’s well that ends well.”
People say it passively but I think there’s a lot of power to that thought. It involves accepting everything that happened, the pain, the ugly, the trauma, and recognizing that it’s part of your path and got you to where you are today.
I don’t want this to minimize what you’ve been through. The things you’ve felt and experienced were real, and likely left a large impression on you. And deservedly so because they are formative moments of your life. But I do want you to see the value and meaning in all of that, the ways those experiences shaped you, and how you would not be the person you are today without them.
At the end of the day, the only thing we can do about anything is take action in the present. The past is fixed and the future is undetermined, so being mindful of the present allows you to relate with how things are right now, and transition beyond how things used to be. I think that’s something worth reflecting positively on. When you’ve reached a point where things have ended well for you, then you’ve made it. You’re on the other side stronger, and it becomes true - “All’s well that ends well”.