You can spend all of your time looking in the rearview mirror concentrating on what’s behind you, lamenting the white lines receding into the past, focused on the things you could have done or should have done or might have done differently.
You can absolutely make that choice.
But all drivers know that when you’re behind the wheel you need to spend most of your time looking forward, conscious of where you are and what might be coming next. Or else you’ll never get where you’re going.
Or, in that moment of over-attention to the past, you could crash.
It’s okay to glance at your mirrors from time to time to check your position relative to the road and to other vehicles. That’s a very important thing to do.
But focus most of your time and attention on moving forward. And let whatever you glimpse in the rearview mirror simply serve as a guidepost for the unfolding and rewarding path you’re taking in this sweet, precious life of yours.
(photo credit: Michele Woodward)