What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead


In his recent blog post, What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead, Dan Rockwell focuses on the value of our past life as the source of valuable learning in building an extraordinary future.

Rockwell writes: “Pushing away a painful past limits joy and hamstrings potential. Accepting and integrating what lies behind informs and enriches leadership.” The keyword is “accepting”. It implies learning from what was experienced and using that learning to improve going forward. It is a caution to not hold onto something that may limit or constrain our development. They may be things said or done that unconsciously limit the mindset of our potential or capability.

An unknown author wrote: “The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson.” Dr. Steve Maraboli, however, adds a touch of caution to those words: “The past will be your teacher if you learn from it; your master if you live in it.” May you live each day as a living lesson knowing that the learnings you experience will open your eyes to new possibilities, paths and dreams in realizing your life’s goals and purpose. As Mahatma Gandhi so beautifully told us: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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