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How to ensure success in 2014: A forward approach (Part 2)

THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Keys to successOur past successes and our past failures can be our biggest hindrance. I once heard a story of an older accomplished motor racing driver who was busy training a new potential driver. As they got into the racing car, the older driver taught the younger man a valuable lesson. Before even starting the car he reached up and grabbed the rear view mirror and ripped it off, throwing it out of the window. He said what is behind you is behind you and you will never win a race if you are preoccupied with what is going on behind you or in your past. You win a race by looking forward towards the goal. That was all this new driver needed to be concerned about.
In a sense this lesson applies to our everyday life. When we drive a care we cannot continually be focused on what is going on in the rear view mirror. This is sure to land us in an accident. We have to focus on what is happening ahead.
How much time do you spend looking in the rear view mirror of life? We need to be radical. We need to rip out the rear view mirrors of our lives. We need to stop focusing on the little we can see through the rear view mirror and start looking through the windscreen, which is many times the size of the mirror and is the window on all that lies ahead.

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0 thoughts on “How to ensure success in 2014: A forward approach (Part 2)

  1. Dear Andrew, I am 51 and have finally ripped off the rear view mirror and am looking forward. I have a crazy idea to do a course to qualify as a Stewardess on Super Yachts. Travel the world and make money for my retirement. I am tired of being broke, alone and fearful. Please pray for me that I will clearly know if this is OK and that God will open doors for me and protect me.
    On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 10:07 AM, andrewroebert

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