VISION is all about which direction you face. Are you looking back on past success or failure, pain, and heartache, what could have been? Or do you face forward and thank God for the view.
Sometimes I feel like I have lived two lifetimes. The one that I used to live was always looking back at the past, what might have been. Every idea about following my passion and dreams were thwarted by the thought of FAILURE.
These thoughts came because my face was turned toward the BANKRUPTCY I went through years before. It didn’t just stop at business but it permeated throughout my life. I found myself getting out of shape and unhappy because I was facing the WRONG way. YOU CANNOT BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE IF YOU ARE FOCUSED ON THE PAST!!
Imagine yourself on an obstacle course with the objective of getting to the end. Now imagine that you are going through this course backward, focusing on you past obstacles for fear that if you turn around you might forget what happened in your past.
This is what I was doing! This is what many of us do! Because we are facing backward each new obstacle, jealousy, betrayal, death, etc. becomes a trial and because we don’t have eyes to see or develop a plan frustration can set in and hinder our progression and deflate our confidence. Facing backward focusing on a past trial takes away our ability to see the possibility for our future. We learn from the past but then face forward we can run with confidence because our focus is in front.
Happiness is not a destination and should NOT be the goal it is only the byproduct of living a life consistent with you values and vision.
If you want to find happiness then get to work on what is in FRONT of you.