Sometimes, it is a good idea to look at our past mistakes, to learn from them, so we can move on.
Winston Churchill said, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.”
Paul spoke with an optimistic voice. “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6).
We need to move on from our mistakes. But first, let’s be wise enough to learn from them.
Writing for Forbes, Amy Martin suggests five ways to benefit from our mistakes.
- Acknowledge your errors.
- Ask yourself tough questions.
- Make a plan going forward.
- Make it harder to mess up.
- Create a list of reasons to succeed.
Recovery Step: Before you spend a lifetime moving forward, take a moment to look back. Learn from your past – then move forward.