There’s a saying that goes, “Don’t look back, you’ll miss what’s in front of you.”
Don’t keep looking back at setbacks, always move on and focus on what lies ahead. In fact, it’s not the chances we took that we look back on, but often rather the chances we did not take that keeps us in regret.
If your effort to offer a product or service is not as successful as you anticipated, don’t sweat it! Keep looking ahead and try to find another or better way of bringing it to the market. Perhaps, the same service or product, packaged or presented in a different way is what the market needs.
In a couple of years, the setbacks you’ve encountered will make an amusing story. Soon, when all is well, you may reflect on this period of your business and be happy that you didn’t give up.
In growing your business, take the time to think and plan what you should do next. Being prepared gives you the added bounce you need to get back up quickly, should you stumble or fall. A constant focus on the future will help avert disaster and allow you to take advantage of opportunities. It will also help to avoid looking in the rear-view mirror and thinking what might have been.
Never look back unless it is to measure the progress you have made.
Yes, it is hard to comeback after hitting a disappointing golf shot but it’s a matter of believing in yourself and your abilities that will gain you confidence as you move ahead.
It’s important to keep in mind that the business environment is constantly changing. You have to continuously identify and develop new capabilities to remain relevant and ahead of the game.