"Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror."
Too many times we are focused on things that happened to us in the past. It is as if we are looking at life through the rear-view mirror. When you focus on the past, you remain stuck in the past. If you want to get unstuck and move ahead toward your goals, you need to look where you are going. Focusing on where you want to go helps you create the circumstances that carry you toward your goal.
This week: Imagine you are taking a trip someplace you have always wanted to go. Now, imagine as you move toward that destination, you are looking behind you. Imagine taking this trip totally focused on where you have been. Can you even get to your destination when you are focused in another direction? Now, imagine aiming for a place right in front of you. Move toward it. Look in the direction you want to go, not in the direction you have already been. Now imagine how much easier it will be to reach your GOALS if you focus on what is ahead of you, rather than what has happened in the past.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert at helping people overcome the obstacles to their goals with her solution-focused approach. She specializes in helping clients overcome "emotional clutter"--those negative emotions and limiting beliefs that often keep us stuck in the past. For more information and free resources, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ or http://www.emotionalclutter.com/