Its a great saying that my friend Anny chatted to me about on Skype this morning. She said she loves reading my blog and gets inspired….wow, I feel great! And I tweeted this and facebook status updated it, and got a lot of retweets and likes….so seems worthy of its own blog post.
Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear
Lets analyze and break this into 3 sections:
Face your past without regret. – I think this is a major problem I see in myself as well as in many others….lately especially I keep looking BACKWARDS, and not FORWARDS. Thinking why did I choose to do certain things for certain reasons….invest in this project, trust that person with another thing. But if we keep looking backwards we can never move forward. I HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD and think about the future. I can see it is really affecting my business and my decision making, I have to look at the current situation, and move forward.
Handle your present with confidence. – Again, an issue we have to work hard dealing with. We have to make the best decisions today with the amount of information we are given. Sure we can research more, and we should research more before making a decision, but at some point we have to believe we have pondered enough, gathered enough feedback and information AND MAKE A DECISION and stick with it. Damn,….easier said then done, really. And then, looking at the first point, we cannot regret what prior decisions we made. Maybe this is why sometimes they say ignorance is bliss – because sometimes knowing less is better for making decisions.
Prepare for the future without fear – Again, we cannot be afraid. We only live once on this earth, what happens after death none of us can say for sure, so we have to look at this time on earth as the only chance we have. And we need to try to do great things, whether you see that as family, business, educating, empowering, or donating to the poor – PREPARE FOR IT and do not be afraid of the consequences that may come from it. We can only try our best , and if we have good intent to do good things, then people around you (or people worth being around you) should support that and help you achieve the goal.
I am often looked at to be a leader…and by being seen as a leader, I cannot second guess myself. I cannot be afraid. It is like being the father of a family….I have to instill positive energy in my “family”…..I am noticing that this year of 2010 may have been transitional for me, but it has also confused my staff, business partners, clients, and friends. But I cannot help but think people all over the world are having economical problems…..the whole world seems unstable. In Europe, all kinds of countries are going banktrupt or restructuring…..in USA unemployment is at record all time highs and politicians are handing out free healthcare to everyone at business’s expense.. China is going under massive inflation in food and its currency is at risk of appreciating greatly against the US dollar. Times are crazy, its hard for anyone to be certain what the future holds these days…while that is always hard to predict, I cannot help but be certain these days are more uncertain than ever.
Maybe this is why ignorance is bliss in the macro-economic sense…and we just have to do the best we can with what we have strengths and advantages in.
FOCUS mike, focus!