We all have a natural tendency to look back. Thinking about the times when life or work seemed better. Easier. Less complicated. To a time when we knew all the answers. Or so it seemed.
I'm as nostalgic as the next person, but I spend as much time looking forward too.
We can learn from how things have gone before, but the trick is to remain focused on how things are now, and how things are likely to be. We can't travel back in time, and the reality often is, if we do, things are quite different from our memories.
Looking back helps us to focus on what comes next. I've been doing a lot of reflection as I transit to working for myself. It might seem that I have little to look back on, as I've never been self-employed before. But I do. The skills I have built up, the experience, the knowledge, the learning can all be applied as I move forward. More importantly my enthusiasm and positivity are key to making change, doing things differently for myself, but remaining grounded in the 'success' factors in the past that have got me to this stage.
Reviewing can be hard. Moving forward can be hard. Seeing the connection between the two is essential. If it's not clear to you, perhaps I can help you.
HI, I'm Kevin and Third Quarter is my Consultancy. Follow my adventures here...