#069: Why Looking At Your Past Is So Important

 

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When I took the StrengthsFinder test, I found that my number one strength is “futuristic”. It’s truly my blessing and my curse. I always want to live in the future, curious as to what’ s next, but I have forced myself to analyze my past. Why? Because it’s necessary. Of course we don’t want to dwell on the negativity from our past because we can’t change what has already been done, but we can continually learn from it and change our lives from this one simple practice.

Here are the three main reasons I believe looking at your past is one of the most important things you can do:

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Film Class: The Character and Ethics of Leadership – Dewitt Robinson

 

Over the past few weeks, I have attempted to shed light on Dale Partridge’s book People Over Profit through a different lens. If you have missed any post, you can read People Matter, 10 Ways To Be A Person Over Profit, and Purpose Over Profit.

I am a high school teacher and like feedback during class. In that spirit, let’s imagine today that we are in an interactive virtual class. Select one of your favorite movies and focus on the main character (protagonist/leader), or the character in the film who stood out the most to you. I am a teacher and love the film Lean On Me starring Morgan Freeman, who plays the character of Principal Joe Clark. In the film, Freeman plays a no-nonsense high school principal who is determined to turn his school around. As an example of how to apply film analysis to real life, I have answered the following questions based on the film.

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