Looking back to learn

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.

Reflecting with a view of the future gives me the most chance of success.

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Author: Dale Williams

Dale is based in Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa from where he maintains connections with people all over the world through his portfolio life.