“The Lion King” is one of those epic movies that I have seen dozens of times! I was still a “tween” when it came out in 1994 and it was such a wonderful story! As an adult, I see all the wonderful life themes that are intertwined in the storyline. Powerful life lessons such as Self-confidence, realizing there are things above our control, facing our past, and not giving up!
These are lessons both children and adults can learn from. Read on for quotes and strategies on making peace with your past, having confidence in self, and making the most of the future.
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8 Best “The Lion King” Quotes to make peace with the past
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki
Everyone has a past and no one is perfect. We are often most critical of ourselves, but what is the result of hanging on to the mistakes of the past?
You cannot change the past so learn from it and move on!
Analyze your past and give yourself the confidence that every episode in our past provides a lesson. Then, use what you learn to evolve into a better you.
When thinking about the past try to make your thoughts productive.
What did you learn about yourself?
How could you have acted differently?
What triggered your reaction?
What was out of your control?
Now, let’s not drive ourselves mad with these self-reflective prompts and lists. You will never have all the answers, but you may find enough within you to forgive yourself and move forward.
We all have a past. Remember
“Change is good” – Rafiki
“It doesn’t matter. It’s in the past.” – Rafiki
Focusing on the future
“Look, beyond what you see.” -Rafiki
Once you free yourself from the past you can focus on the future and who you are becoming.
It is important for us to remember, we are so much more than what we see in front of us!
We are constantly learning, growing, evolving.
Focus on where you are going, not where you are! Set S.M.A.R.T goals and watch your confidence grow as you keep hitting your targets!
I am a huge fan of journaling for reflection and confidence. I highly recommend Keeping a journal with prompts, lists, quotes, and other confidence-building strategies for hard days. If you are stuck on where to start, I suggest reading:
“Remember who you are.” – Mufasa
Careful not to forget we are constantly growing and evolving.
Repeat after me:
“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” – Mufasa
It starts with you! I have found the best source of confidence is preparation and mindset.
You should be your biggest fan!
Speak positivity into your own spirit!
Tell yourself every day,
Write down quotes and words that express where you want to be, not where you are.
Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about them. – Timon
Again, do not simply dwell on the past, but learn from it.
Timon says – Stop worrying!
How many things are you worrying about that you have no control over?
Instead make a list of what you CAN control, and focus your valuable energy on these things!
Be inspired to move forward from the past and take steps to make a brighter future!
One of my favorite ways to remind myself to keep a positive mindset is to surround myself with positive quotes. Below are some of my favorite quotes for a positive mindset. Use these as inspiration for your own reminders to stay positive, believe in yourself, and focus your energy on what you can control!
You are in charge of the person you become inspirational chalkboard art print.
No one else will believe in your dreams until you do! Learn from past failures! Use them to rewrite the future!
I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way!
My favorite quote in times of uncertainty. No one knows what the future will bring. The one thing you cannot allow is giving up on yourself!
Remember, you cannot change the past. Learn fro. It and use the experience to craft a brighter future.