Today I was reading in my Bono book because I couldn't find Creating Customer Evangelists (I think somebody stole it at the PUG meeting and I don't blame them - it's amazing) ...
anyway...Bono was talking about meeting Nelson Mandela and he said that what makes Nelson Mandela so different is,
"His imagination. His ability to see, taste, and almost touch a future that wasn't yet there. Most people in his situation would have focused on what they had lost - the past. He's only thinking about the future."
I really want to be like that... but it also reminded me of a quote from my favorite TV show growing up - Kung Fu - when Master Po said,
"If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
I think it's a fine line and a balance that we need to keep in our lives. Do you think you spend more time dreaming and planning for the future or trying to learn from the past?