“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle.” Unknown
There are many reasons why the past is the best learning ground, but the primary reason is because experience teaches us what works and what doesn’t.
Based on the lessons learned, the wisdom gained directs the decisions, attitudes, and actions of our future. Here, we apply the lessons gained from past experiences.
The challenge is learning to never give up in between learning the lessons which are viewed in our past and recovering enough to make the proper application of those lessons in the future.
If we do, the difference between what has been and what will be is an incredible transition into a leadership that establishes credibility and deserves respect.
One last twist: when we learn lessons from the past experiences of others and make the right application in our lives for the future, we are demonstrating the wisdom of God’s intended purpose in the revealed word. Let us read to learn from the past, guide our steps in the future, and persevere until then.