Everyone wants to get ahead and prosper. It’s a good idea but there are things you have to leave behind in order to move forward.  Just because negative things have happened to you and your past is riddled with them, doesn’t mean it will continue.  Whatever was, could have been or even should have happened, didn’t, so you need to let it go.  If you keep thinking about the what if, your life will always be unhappy and if you are hoping to get ahead and prosper it will be left in the dust.  If you are one of those individuals who make excuses and cannot make a decision, take another look at why you do it.  It is not necessary to explain yourself.  You can figure out what you want to do if you take your time, weigh all the pros and cons, and make a logical decision without pressure.  If you have been in a relationship that defined you or was abusive, your chances to prosper shrink.  Giving of yourself and putting your needs second, will not do you any good.  All relationships need compromise and a give and take type of attitude.  If there are lies in your past you know that,  so accept it and move forward.  You can never change the past, only the future.  If you hold on to it, you will never break free and rebuild your life.  If you decide to move forward and prosper, then you also need to make the decision to change your thinking, way of life and your reactions.  If you automatically revert to your old thoughts, then all you hopes of changing will disappear.  Remember, you are not perfect and neither is anyone else.  You may think they are but they have their own problems, negative thoughts and bad decisions.  Just because they look good on the outside, doesn’t mean that everything is superb inside.  In the Good Gus series, everyone put their best foot forward to prosper and they were successful.  If nap time is a struggle with your little one, grab your tablet and read one of the stories from the series on your Kindle.  If you are working to get ahead and prosper, I hope my thoughts have helped you.  If you are looking for a new read, I hope you will try “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.