I like this quote by Colin Powell. He certainly was a person who required a lot of focus while serving our country, however – we do have to glimpse in the rear view mirror every now and again.
Progress is a forward motion – never forget that. As you move ahead with your own challenges and changes, always keep that in mind. You must definitely remember your missteps so that you don’t repeat them and can learn from them, but if you constantly FOCUS on them, you can’t possibly see where you are going. You’ll trip.
Each day as we refocus our mind and our intentions on meeting our life goals, we need to figure out what we can do on THAT particular day to get closer to meeting them. But the most important thing we can ever do is to simply keep pushing forward. Keep moving. Keep trying.
How many times should we keep trying? As many times as it takes.
As Thomas Edison once reportedly said, “I’ve not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Hope that puts a light bulb above your head.