Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

 

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards". So, it wasn't great, you're super critical of your work, you're completely focused on fixing yesterday. YOU might be becoming your biggest obstacle.

 

There is something to be said about being forward thinking and intentional. We've all watched people pass by us in our careers to positions of greater responsibility. Why? The thing they all share in common is that they spend their energy living forward, they can project themselves on a bigger stage.

 

I'm not suggesting that we become tone deaf to significant opportunities for improvement. What I'm suggesting is put a filter on them. If the opportunities are part of your life living forward, get all over it. If pride or a need for perfection points you in the wrong direction, stop.

 

Coming from a family of hard working, God fearing, West Virginia coal miners, my Grandmother always challenged us to "carry yourself and act like who you want to be, not where you came from". She was challenging us to live forward. How much energy are you spending in the past compared to focusing on living forward?

 

Be Bold. Be Great. Be Timeless

 

#wednesdaywisdom quote Soren Kierkegaard

 

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