I saw these two quotes this morning as I was checking out the daily news. And they’re perfect examples of how you should think about moving forward. The first one is from Winston Churchill…
“The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.”
And here’s one from Steve Jobs…
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”
In other words, moving forward requires looking backward.
Can that be right?
It seems a little counterintuitive. Right? I don’t know about you, but almost every time I’ve ever been looking backwards as I was walking, I tripped and almost fell. Or DID fall. And it’s so embarrassing. You almost always look around to see if anyone saw you looking like a dufus.
But those quotes from Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs aren’t about actual physical forward motion. Well, sort of. But it’s more about making sure your life (and your business) continue to have forward progress.
So, how does looking backwards help?
Well, when you look back, you can see where you did things right. And wrong. And you can “connect the dots,” as Steve said, and do more of the right things and less of the wrong things.
It falls under the category of “those who don’t learn from the past are destined to repeat it.”
And Winston Churchill’s idea of looking backwards “further” just means you have more data for connecting more of those dots. And guess what that becomes?
But systems take quite a bit of work to set up, implement, and test. So, you’ll need to invest your time (or hire someone) to set it up for your business. Then, you’re off to the races…so to speak.
Or…you could plug your business into my RondaReady system and get started right away. Because I’ve already done a lot of that work for you.
And I’ve set up a system that lots and lots of business owners have already used with results nothing short of amazing. Like Frank, who’s selling his business faster and for more money because the new owner loves how it’s already systemized.
So, when you’re ready to connect the dots for you and your business, book a free 30 minute call with me. And together we’ll see if my system is right for you. Because I truly do wanna help you…