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Are you in constant motion, even while sitting still? The question is, do you move forward or backward? The answer is: it depends on which way you look.

Looking backward does have value. You may have heard it said before: You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you’ve come from.

That is certainly true, looking back helps you know your personal heritage and whether or not you want to revise or extend that legacy.

A look backward can also show you the need to mend a damaged relationship, heal a broken heart, or clear up some unfinished business.

But looking back can also be paralyzing. Some folks are stuck in the past. They stay there because for them, the past is better than the present, or at least, it’s more comfortable, less risky and not as demanding.

While some look backward to review their days of glory, others look at the past to relive mistakes and review missed opportunities.

That kind of constant backward look is truly hurtful. Here’s why: when you dwell on the past too much it clouds your vision of the future and inhibits personal growth.

Your future has two possibilities: it will be decided either by design or by fate. If your future is by design that means it’s up to you.

If it’s by fate it means you’re willing to allow your peers, parents, or worst of all, the government, to run your life. How fun does that sound? I’m sure you know this is true: The future is where you’re going to live so you better look forward and create your vision of your future or someone else will.

Ask yourself:

  • What do I want my future to look like?
  • Then ask, what must I do to make that future happen?

Remember when you first learned to ride a bike? At first you just wanted to sit on it and try to keep it up-right. That didn’t work too well, did it?

You quickly discovered the best way to maintain balance and ride safely was to make it move forward. It’s a lesson for life. You have to make your bike (your life) move forward or you crash.

Your mom or dad can run beside you and hold on for awhile, but eventually they must let go and set you free.

And that’s the way it is right now. I honestly believe that 80% of your life is up to you. Sure your past may have harmed you or it could have been glorious, but it’s not where you are today and tomorrow is where you must live.

Which way are you looking? If you’re spending too much time in the past either reliving your glory or reviewing its shame, change the direction you look.

Don’t look back, look forward.

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
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Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.
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There is an old saying that life is what happens to us while we are busy making other plans. How often do the people and events of today pass unnoticed because we are preoccupied with concerns about the future?

Sometimes when there is a death in a family, one hears the survivors lament all they did not do for the deceased. “I was so busy with my career plans; I never spent time with him or her.” I put so much energy into establishing my place in the business world and in the community; I forgot he/she was lonesome.”

One would suppose that the birds in the sky do not spend a great deal of time mapping out a lifetime flight plan. They seem to fly where they need to go today, trusting that it will eventually bring them where they must be tomorrow and next winter.

Similarly, the wild flowers do not appear to bemoan their plot of earth or jockey for position. Rather, each accepts the sun and rain given it today and grows, imperceptibly perhaps, but beautifully.

We want to be remembered, to have made a lasting difference. Perhaps some of our anxiety about what we will wear and what we will accomplish tomorrow can be traced to this desire:

  • Will anyone remember me?
  • Will I contribute anything of lasting value?

Please give this post a little thought as you pursue starting your enterprise.

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.

We are now in the second month of 2014 many of you are already second guessing your New Years resolutions. I know you are not one of them. We know that people who are on a mission to accomplish great things find having a great attitude much easier because such an attitude comes with a high degree of expectation for a better tomorrow.

If you know tomorrow is going to be no better than today, it is hard to be optimistic in mood and activity. A great many people are trying to achieve goals, but face a problem: They have not tied their desires to the activity they are about to undertake. They need to develop the right mental attitude to be effective. You may be asking how?

  • Stay positive by reconnecting to your dreams
  • Allow your vision for success to be your motivation
  • Don’t let setbacks and temporary failures hold you back

 Many entrepreneurs are faced with disappointment’s the average person may be set back in deep despair and may never recover and ultimately accept defeat.  But you and I have a dream which we are in passionate pursuit; we have the ability to be resilient in our response to situations that would otherwise affect our attitude in a negative way.  Reevaluate your personal mission statement and RECONNECT WITH YOUR VISION!

Here’s To Your $uccess,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


 
Jerry Scicchitano
 
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.