It’s Time To Close The Files.

All of us have a past that we can never change. We can decide to sink or soar as a result of it.

Unfortunately, many people are trapped in the past. They relive their hurts and carry emotional baggages from the past.

Unfortunately, if they are not at peace with the past, they will never be at peace with the present. If they cannot accept and appreciate the past, they cannot soar and succeed in the future.

Contempt of the past will eventually condemn the future.

Hence, as a regular ritual, I search the deep recesses of my mind. I want to recall and review the darkest experiences in my life, including the hurt, the pain, and the sorrow.

I want to resolve and come to terms with these emotional baggages. It does not make sense to let them weigh on my spirit and become a burden in my life.

As you reflect on the year that is coming to an end, I like to ask you to do the same. There may be some broken dreams, unfinished tasks, and files to be closed.

They are being laid bare on the journey of life and may become a bondage on the fleshly tablets of your heart.

It’s time to revisit some of these uncompleted stories. Stories that were left hanging at the back of time.

You may need to craft or re-craft the final chapter and complete the ending.

You may need to close the files and when you do that, a boulder may roll off your chest, a burden released from your heart.

You may find ourself lighter and your steps, quicker.

Eventually, you may take flight and soar to the stars of your destiny.

Think about it.

One of the best ways to be at peace with the past is to resolve old issue and build on the resulting lessons for the best future.

One of the best ways to remove past guilt is to put to right the wrongs that have been committed.

One of the best ways to remove resentment against your offenders is to continue to forgive them.

One of the best ways to clear negative emotions is to learn how to cope with them and remove them with positive emotions.

One of the best ways to remove hatred is to replace them with love, compassion and kindness.

One of the best ways to start life anew is to clear your debt, obligation and restitution.

One of the best ways to transform your life is to remove the blockages that are holding you back.

One of the best ways to be connected to the people that are important in your life is to reach out to them and learn how to connect with them.

One of the best ways to stop carrying an unfinished busines is to complete it and leverage on it to accomplish a higher achievement.

One of the best ways to be at peace with your life is to contribute positively to others and the environment

As you reflect on the challenges of the past, be mindful they were not random dots in your life.

They happened for a reason.

There are purpose, meaning and significance for every experience even though you might not realise it at that point in time.

When you understand how these unique experiences can be enjoined into an amazing purpose and blessing, the past can become a working tool for your future.

It becomes a launching pad to help you make full use of your life and to live life at its best.

You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to learn from and build on it.

You may not be able to forget a negative experience but you can forget the negative emotions associated with it.

The more you remove the pains from the past, the more you will increase the gains in the future.

When you choose to turn every negative experience into a positive experience, it becomes another awesome memory. The sooner you do it, the larger will be your treasure cove of beautiful memories.

Don’t just accept your past, be contented with it. Don’t just come to terms with it, be grateful and thankful for it.

Fall in love with the unique blessing of your past so as to love the present and to create a brighter future. When that happens, there will be a greater sense of serenity and pride and joy in your life.

The past acts like a signpost to direct your path to the future. It can be a powerful resource to help you find true meaning and fulfillment and help you rise to your highest calling.

It does not have to be a pitfall, it can be a powerful platform to propel you to a brighter future.

How you make use of the past will influence your direction in life and its ultimate destination.

As you do so, continue to capitalise on the ‘here and now’ so as to further expand on the treasure cove of your memory. It will inspire you to live on a higher plane in life.

In conclusion, be reminded that everything around you may come to an end. Anytime.

Time may just run out on you.

Pick up the phone and start closing the files, the files that have always been in your hearts and minds.

It’s time to close the files. Now.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on Visit my Inspiration blog at For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at Please visit my website, Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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