Can we move on already?

Boombox-guyI read this quote the other day and it was powerful: Why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

When I was licensed to sell financial products I use to get asked (more like told) which mutual fund was best. Most told me that Money magazine said this was the top fund so they liked it. I would reply, “could you go get last years magazine and look for your fund?” Of course if they did, it was probably not in the top 100 or 200 funds. It is called rear view investing. Trying to predict the future by looking back. Of course Money magazine has influence and people want to trust what they said. I simply replied “see how many ads are in that magazine, they are there to sell magazine, not invest for you”.

So many of us, including me, tend to look back instead of forgetting what is past, and pressing forward. There is nothing wrong with looking back at memory markers, but keep in mind, they are over. Looking forward helps you stop reminiscing about the past (good or bad) and start making new memories.  If God buries it, how about you?

You can keep carrying a big boom box around or you can look into new technology.

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