There have been countless articles written about whether or not looking back is good or bad.
Whereas dwelling on the past, living in the past, or trying to revive the past, is what many of these articles are pertaining to, I think (IMO) that we need the past to be able to move forward.
Looking back we can see where we might have made mistakes, and where we can improve our lives... and in improving our lives we in some way help improve the lives of those close to us.
“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”
― Winston S. Churchill
This quote applies to world history, as well as our own histories. No one is perfect, everyone has failures and mistakes at times. Ever have the same thing, or problem, keep happening in your life? Maybe ti's time to look back and figure out why.
As the calendar is about to change to a new year, many see it as a place for a new beginning. One can't make a fresh start without looking back, regardless of whether it is the changing of a year, a month, and day or even a decade..
I don't make resolutions at this time, because as most people know, or have tried, seldom do they work. I do set goals as the days go by, refreshing, or revising, or even discarding, old ones not yet completed, and setting new ones as life goes on, but this time of the year is often thought of as a good point for looking back, over the past year.
Right now I am planning the garden. Making plans now so I have a jump on the future. NOT my biggest project ahead for the next year, but certainly one that can be done ahead so I can work on the bigger plans. Like the ant in the fall, making plans so the next season is taken care of.
What do you do? Do you make resolutions, or think over the past year? Do you make plans for the immediate future or some time in the distant future?
Gotta run, See you later,