Numerous challenges exist when we consider the past. We cannot change the past, and we cannot go back and relive it, so why dwell on the events of it?
We have heard the thought expressed, “if we do not learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it.” Several versions of similar wording exist, but the thought is the same. We must allow the past to provide us with a tool by which we learn. The beauty of the past is represented when we learn from it and implement ways to prevent repeating failures and build on the success experienced.
As we approach the end of another year, leaders at every level should closely examine the past year and evaluate what can be learned from both the good and bad, successes and failures. Ultimately, the result produces a plan for the year ahead that ensures greater achievement and spiritual growth for each person connected.
A few remaining days in 2016 afford us an opportunity to bring in the new year with a renewed sense of purpose for the year ahead.