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How Being Aware of Who you Were Will Help Define your Future Self

To set the right goals you must study your past

Our wants and needs change over time. Where we are in our life today, our evolution, spiritual and physical, change our thoughts about what is important now.

Along with our evolution, what we need or thought we needed has changed several times. And it will continue to change as we get older.

All those thoughts to get you to think deeper about what is essential for you today?

What do you miss in your life?

What do you have in abundance?

What changes over the last year? The last five and ten years?

What do you prioritize today that wasn’t even in your thoughts yesterday?

We read and talked a lot about making ourselves a vision for our future. Creating goals is a must but, did we forget something along the process?

I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place. Maya Angelou

That is precisely what most of us forget. From time to time, we have to do a good introspection about where we come from to measure our evolution.

You will be able to have a better understanding of who you became along the way.

Once you did it, you will no longer have to do it again; you will know exactly where you came from.

The achievements you have made in the past define your present. What you achieve today is defining your future.

Taking the time to think about our past, our wants and needs, what changed and why comparing them with todays’ is leading us to understand our self-evolution in time better.

That is the best way to make your goals clearer and more accurate based on your evolution, your personal way of doing things.

There is no “one fits all” way of reaching goals. The principles are the same, but the paths are different for each one of us.

Knowing our evolution is helping us make better choices for our future.

Study the past, if you would divine the future — Confucius

Study your parent’s lives too. You will better understand why you act and think as you do in different circumstances. It helps you not to make the same mistakes they have made. — to change the course of your future. After all, it all started with them!

So this week, take the time to think of all the distance you have done yet. The good and the wrong choices and decisions you have made and, more important, the “whys.”

See how much your needs and wants have changed.

The importance is to find if you have improved with time or if you have stagnated. If it is the case, finding “why” it has happened will help restart the wheel. It is like resetting a part of your life.

Have a great week!

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