One of the most challenging parts of living your why is finding a balance between the past and the future. It is easy to spend more time looking back than you do looking toward the future. When it comes to living your why, this can become a big problem.
Your past is important because it shaped you into the person you are today. It provided the experiences that taught you everything you know. But the past probably wasn’t your why. Your past has prepared you to discover and live your why.
Your why is ahead of you, therefore, it is important to glance in the rear view mirror at the past. Let it teach you. Let it help you avoid future mistakes. But, keep your eyes on the road ahead of you. If you stare into the rear view mirror too long, you’ll run off the road.
Organizations that fall in love with their pasts won’t be around in the future. Individuals who focus more on their pasts than their futures will always find their motivation for moving forward lacking. Your best days are ahead of you. Don’t miss out because you were looking behind you. Think about it.
What are three things your have learned from your past?