“Watch where you’re going!” Me
My son loves to run. He fancies himself to be faster than Dash from the Incredibles, especially in his new running shoes. Being first, being the fastest, and winning are all very important to the boy.
Unfortunately, there is one part of running that he is having trouble mastering. The looking forward part. He’s just a wee bit too concerned with how much of a lead he has. This has led to numerous trips, topples, and collisions.
I holler, “Watch where you’re going!” countless times a day. It’s frequently followed by an unsympathetic, “If you had been watching where you were going, you wouldn’t have fallen and hurt yourself.”
Since it is New Year’s Eve, I feel compelled to turn this into a universal analogy to give us all something meaningful to ponder. At a time when we naturally tend to look back, I offer these words of wisdom…
You can’t live in the past and still move forward safely. Looking back is fine, but don’t do it while attempting to move full speed ahead. And, if you prefer to spend all of your time looking back at the past, please pull over to the side of the road and stop being a danger to the rest of us!
Happy New Year everyone… or Happy Old Year if that’s the way you’re looking!