We’re cautioned to refrain from dwelling on the past. For the most part this is sound advice. Focusing on the past can be a hindrance in moving forward. I have learned though, that it is sometimes helpful, even necessary to look back.
When we are facing a road block in our life, recalling past obstacles that we have faced and overcome can give us the fuel that we need to keep moving forward.
Life is a series of battles- some won some lost. Sometimes it seems like we are fighting a never-ending losing battle. In these times, remembering previous victories and/or lost battles that we thought would be the death of us, but that we bounced back from, can resurrect our hope and strength.
Sometimes it feels like we’re moving at a snail’s pace when it comes to achieving our goals. A quick look back can reveal to us just how far we’ve come from our starting point.
When you’re running on empty, feeling discouraged, or having doubts, look back then keep driving forward.