I like this quote so much, because it has a few important messages:
- Sometimes looking back it a good thing, because only then you can see what a long way you managed. Often we think we don’t make any progress while we are at it, and we are absolutely wrong.
- Look in the direction where you are going. Life moves forward, so look ahead most of the time.
- Finding the a good balance between looking back and looking forward is important. Looking back too often keeps you from going forward, never looking back means you are missing an opportunity to be proud of your achievements. As Kierkegaard said “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
- Never stop going, it will make your next look back such a wonderful sight!
I found the idea of sparks at McGuffy’s Reader.
Basically it’s all about making the world a better place by spreading positive thoughts. This is my contribution.