If we’re all playing the “should of, would of, could of” game and always looking backward, is that conducive to moving forward?
Some think constantly looking at your past gives you the ability to see mistakes and adjust. Too much focus on our past can get us stuck in looking at every little thing we do wrong.
- Should of done that… I could kick myself.
- Would of if I had known how… why didn’t I know?
- Could of thought more about doing it this way…I wish I would have.
I agree that we should learn from our mistakes, but I also think it’s beneficial to turn your eyes toward the prize.
Being a big advocate for goal setting, (though you shouldn’t get lost in the setting of the goals) I feel that it’s best to begin taking action.
We spend so much time in networking getting ready, reading, planning, visualizing (which are all needed) and then let ourselves down by not taking action, or implementing those things we’ve learned. Many of us tend to spend just as much time looking backward to try to avoid mistakes.
Shouldn’t we spend more time on moving forward?
A constant venue of the “should of, would of, could of” game tends to keep us looking back.
We can’t continue to focus on every little mistake. We’re all going to make them. None of us are perfect. Beating yourself up over every little issue will keep you stuck in the past.
Why not focus your creative talents on those things you do well, and move forward? Start believing in yourself. Do your best work and move on.
Turn regrets into renewing your mind and abilities.
Study, learn, articulate, believe, and be creative. Focus on moving forward in your business.
You’ll never have to play the “should of, would of, could of” game again.
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