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No Looking Back; Just Keep Moving Forward

No Looking Back; Just Keep Moving Forward

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Ettie Rutherford 1Sadly enough, in today’s society, you are always challenged to define what is wrong with you, rather than what are your strengths, your passions and your accomplishments.

Hence, the reason for too many people to focus on things that were done in the past, rather than moving forward with confidence, with tenacity and with hope.

There is a very good reason why your car’s windshield is larger than the rear-view mirror. Focus must be on where you are going, not on what is behind you, because your past is not always your friend.

So, whether you are a business owner, employee, student, retiree or someone who works from home, remember to:
1. Set goals that are within your area of strength.
2. Focus on exercising your strengths, not correcting all your weaknesses.
3. Distinguish your natural talents from things you can learn.
4. Accept being, and doing things differently, from others.
5. Stop trying to be perfect; instead strive for constant improvement.
6. See life changes as a positive, not as an instrument of fear.
7. Use your accomplishments, not people’s negative feedback, as your guide.
8. Increase positive communication skills.
9. View mistakes as lessons for future challenges and keep moving.

In Sisterhood!

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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