Anyone learning how to drive for the first time is taught to to do a number of things before they even start the car. One of those things is to check the mirrors and make sure they are positioned properly. Another interesting point is that drivers are always taught to keep their eyes on the road. But what about those mirrors? They serve a purpose, don’t they? You make sure they are positioned properly for a reason right? The truth is that as drivers are moving down the road, it is imperative that they check their mirrors and look at what is behind them as they are moving forward. What is behind the driver can be as significant as what is in front of a driver.
So you had a not-so-good semester, quarter, or test score. You may be disappointed because you know that you absolutely could have done better. There are definitely things that you can do to improve. You just have to be willing to make the necessary adjustments. But just like driving a car you will need to understand what is behind you in order to make those adjustments. Don’t be afraid to look back at your past in order to learn so that you can improve. You can’t make the most of another opportunity without truly understanding where you made a mistake or two. Move forward, but look back in order to learn.
MB (c/o 98)
It Can Be Done