Today’s “Triple P” post or positive post for the posse is about HINDSIGHT.
noun. Understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.
How many of you have said to yourself, “Wow, how did I ever get involved with THAT person or situation?”
Now don’t everyone raise their hand at once. Well…its happen to me that’s for sure. As I go back, reflect and analyze past mistakes, and lapse in judgements, one common themed emerged.
I can sometimes allow my heart to trump common sense. This has been my Achilles heel in life. I had to fix this. I did.
As far as I can remember, I have been a happy-go-lucky kind of person. I’ve never deliberately started anything with anybody except those pre-teen to teenage years before I got married at the ripe ole age of nineteen. Big mistake. I should have learned myself first. Thanks hindsight. But I need not digress.
Obviously, I have nothing to complain about as God’s plan for my life has nearly perfectly manifested through ups and downs, but mostly ups.
Which leads me to my point. As you experience new and exciting breakthroughs in your life and your success becomes more transparent, visible, and definite: PEOPLE WILL TREAT YOU DIFFERENT.
Here are three quick tips to help you develop greater foresight instead of developing greater hindsight.
1) CHOICE. Life is all about choices. The faster you learn who you are, and what your purpose in life is all about, the sooner you can get started making choices that reflect those priorities. When we make a choice today, you’re setting the stage for tomorrow. Think through exactly what it is you want to achieve in the future and make sure your present day choices reflect that reality.
2) COURAGE. Have the courage to except the fact that you are a growing, evolving, work in progress. As a result, not everyone is going to share the same level of enthusiasm for your growth. This is OK. It’s only natural. People grow at different rates. Put forth a conscious, deliberate effort to seek out those who are growing at a similar pace, and those that have a “Groad (growed) through” the path you are currently taking. I know “Groad” ain’t no word, but wanted to use it anyway.
3) CHANGE. Once change happens, there is little else you can do to help others adjust to your new reality. Accept this as part of your new reality. For every one person that falls out of your life, God will bring two or three angels that will help you grow and manifest your dreams. It’s all in the numbers.
So change hindsight into foresight, and start making better decisions today that are consistent with your hopes, dreams, aspirations, and goals for tomorrow.
Create. Achieve. Inspire.