Looking back we see mistakes, think of what might have been, and regret that we didn't do better. Some of us get stuck there far too long. Sometimes it isn't easy, but we must move on. These thoughts may be helpful.
Academia, businesses, and government are focusing on leadership issues. When there is a glaring vacuum, we rush to fix it. Leadership development is just that: a developmental process. And most politicians were not born with leadership abilities. How is it in your business? Who are the leaders in your industry? In your organization or business? Are you closing the last sale, focused on your most recent performance, or preparing for the next? Are you looking back and saying with regret, 'If only....' Instead of gathering information about the next client, the next audience, or the next job interview? In some instances, its a good idea to prepare 'Lessons Learned' to benefit most by the past experience. What did we do? What went right? What could have been done better? How? The next time, I will.... And then move on--focus on the future--the next time and in the years to come. How is your industry changing? How will you and your business change? Do you have a strategic plan? Take time to think--it could be the difference between success and failure. 'Our lives are what our thoughts create.' -- William James