Focus on the Future
In order for us to focus on the future, we have to forget the past, take risks, and move on. Forgetting the past means we learn from it and don’t dwell on it (whether the past is good or bad). As we move forward, we will achieve dreams—even ones we didn’t know we had. I encourage you to think about the things that are holding you back and keeping you from moving on. I also encourage you to ponder on the things you want to do in your life. It’s never too late to start something new, pick up something you have not done for a long time, or make changes in your life so you can focus on your future.
At the personal level, I believe there are two other important things we must do to focus on our future in addition to forgetting the past: 1) We must know our path to success: Ask yourself these questions: How do you define success for your life? Are you on the right path to achieve your success? 2) We must know our gifts and talents: Again, ask yourself: Do you know what your gifts are? What are you currently doing to develop those gifts? When we answer these questions, we can then focus on what lies ahead and be successful.