Look back to learn, live forward…

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

Henry David Thoreau

I think the critical question here is, “why are you looking back?” Is it to learn and grow or wallow and lament? There is nothing you can do about the time passed; one may only live going forward.  What are you going to do differently because you have looked back?

Look back to learn, live forward; life is too short to waste.

Is making a difference to one person today too much to ask?

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Who are you? How has the person you have evolved to become been framed and formed by your history and the history of those around you?  

We are all reflections of those who have touched our lives. Therefore we must learn and grow based on those touches.   

Then we must give back and become an influence on someone else downstream. We don’t attempt to create history so much as we strive to serve and leave the world better than we found it.  

If every person tried to do this one time per day, imagine the impact.  

How has your history uniquely and specially prepared you to positively impact one person’s life today?  Just one person.  Is that too much to ask?

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