This is a point that I have wrestled with for probably ten years now. Taking on big dreams versus living in the moment and taking care of the really important life stuff that you and others around you need. Don’t get me wrong, having goals is an awesome thing. But, if your top priorities aren’t taken care of first, then scheduling those action items to help you get to those secondary goals for a later time should be given some serious thought.
Wow. We are already in August. Time really is flying by.
You can’t look at the past. The preachers that I listened to growing up drilled this into my head. Can’t look at the past. Got it. It was bad to look at the past because the future is where it’s at. Well, I can sort of understand that because they don’t want you to dwell on it. I get that. But, the past holds a ton that we can learn from. If we don’t look at the past, then we are destined to fail time and time again.
Why is this?
We can’t learn from our mistakes unless we dissect what we did to cause the problem in the first place. Once we know what caused it, and we decide that we don’t ever want to see that result again, then we know what not to do again.
Albert Einstein even said,
that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I can’t count how many times I’ve done that.
Hope you took good notes.