Your vehicles windshield…
Is designed to give you the broadest view of what’s in front of you, what’s coming up next.
You can visually decide when to start safely, and when to slow down, or stop safely.
You always know what direction you’re headed in, and you are visually equipped to make decisions or adjustments accordingly.
Your vehicles review mirror…
Is smaller for a reason. It wasn’t designed to give you more than a glance behind you.
It wasn’t designed to hold your consciousness in reverse.
It wasn’t designed to capture your attention to the extent that you get stuck in the mirror, and lose your focus on the road ahead.
It does tell you where you’ve been however, and to be safe, if anything is coming up behind you that could make it impossible for you to move forward safely.
Then your eyes should return to where you’re headed now. You have all the information you need to get where you’re going.
Driving a car is very similar to how we move through life.
We can’t look forward to the future if we keep re-viewing the past.
Letting go of any hold the past may have over us is not easy, but it’s definitely safer if we want to accomplish our goals, living the highest and best lives we can.
Unfortunately, according to author, public speaker, and coach, Hal Elrod, most people suffer from the self-limiting dysfunction of “rear-view mirror syndrome” driving through life with their subconscious mind constantly looking in their own self-limiting rear-view mirror.
They filter every choice they make through the limitations of their past experiences, which slows them down, severely retarding their otherwise limitless potential to advance.
Who we are now, and if we allow ourselves to move forward in life, who we can be means we have to stop looking at our mind’s rear-view collection of past thoughts and events.
Our true destiny is in front of us!
Don’t you want to avoid all those speed bumps, potholes, sneaky curves, sudden lane changes, forks, and other frequent surprises that may arise in the future?
IF so, face forward and look through the only vantage point that keeps you headed in the direction you want to go.