“A lake that is noisy cannot reflect anything”
– Robert Adams
I like to spend time reflecting. I don’t dwell on the past but I do visit from time to time so I can take a moment to appreciate the lessons I have been taught along the way. I am a different person from the one I was masquerading as many years ago. And yesterday, the serenity of my day off provided me with ample moments to look back and plenty of time to plan my journey forward based on where I am in my present.
My lake was quiet today. It afforded me a few precious moments to realize that if I hadn’t experience failure, I wouldn’t have learned to appreciate success. If I hadn’t lost pieces of myself along the way, I would never have been able to have found the real me and respect who I truly am.
Looking backwards may seem like a waste of time but that personal reflection will remind you of where you came from and make you acknowledge where and who you are today.