Looking forward is useful. It can however be a distraction from a hard look at our current strategies.
Our current strategies are best evaluated reflectively by looking back at their origin. What made a lot of sense in the past may no longer apply. My response to events in the past may be ill suited today. The emotional reaction to a previous experience probably made more sense then than now. Yesterday’s solution may be irrelevant.
Pushing forward without a candid look at where our strategies originated can lock us into a limiting pattern.
Reflecting with a view of the future gives me the most chance of success.
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