Check Out My Latest Article on - The Burden of the Past: Overcoming The Greatest Threat To Personal Development

By Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC.

In BlogPsychology

How we deal with or address our past is likely the greatest threat to our own personal development.  The past can become a deadly albatross around our necks.  It can cripple and anchor us to past experiences, mistakes and regrets, making us feel powerless.

Ultimately, our inability to release or overcome our past hinders relationships, career ambition, and upward mobility.  A reason personal development experts and life coaches focus so extensively on how the past effects of our thinking and actions.  Likewise, a number of personal development systems and podcasts have been established, including The 7 Life Laws, and The Living On E Podcast, which both specifically address overcoming the past as well as other obstacles to living one’s best life.


For many, memories of our mistakes replay themselves on a continuously loop.  They stand as an unforgiving and unapologetic judge and jury, where their defendants are left vilified and convicted without regard to previous circumstances or lack of options.

With that, some people become obsessed and focused on those past indictments.  They are blinded and guaranteed to stumble and fall over the actual obstacles and issues in their present.  They fail to realize that they cannot win a race or succeed looking backwards.


The Words By Webb blog regularly distributes news, updates, articles, new poetry and excerpts from the latest work of National Black Authors Tour bestselling author and multi-talented writer Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC. (E.WEBB?!).  Webb, a spoken word artist, former Washington News Correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and nationally-syndicated Soul Searching columnist, has also been featured in movies, music videos, commercials and literary documentaries on HBO, BET Weekend’s Evening of Spoken Word, BET’s Rap City, Video Jukebox, The Party Machine, The Learning Channel, Voice of America and XM Radio.  He is the author of five books, including "The Garvey Protocol: Inspired By True Events," a 2013 Phillis Wheatley Book Award Finalist for First Fiction and the National Black Authors Tour bestseller, "Love Letters, Death Threats & Suicide Notes."  He has also contributed to numerous anthologies, journals and magazines.

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