Have you ever been rejected? Has a business deal you were working completely unraveled? Did you set forth goals for yourself that never came to fruition? I'm guessing that your answer to those and many questions like them is a resounding "Yes"! It's not easy to pick yourself back up from failure. As business professionals it's tough when our best laid plans and golden opportunities don't pan out the way we thought they would. However, if we always reflected on what could have been instead of looking forward to what is before us then we'd constantly be missing out on the wonderful road of opportunities that lie ahead.
There's a reason the windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror. The future is so much bigger than the past . Although we need the rearview mirror. It's necessary to keep an eye out on what possible dangers could be closing in on us. Bad habits, past mistakes, and poor decisions have a way of trying to catch up to us after we've long since passed them by. Just like rearview mirrors, "these objects may be closer than they appear". We could think that the danger isn't close enough to harm us but on closer inspection is barreling towards us at a high rate of speed. We can choose to step on the accelerator and outrun them, or perhaps getting off on the next exit and taking a different road is in order. Either way, constantly glancing at our rearview mirrors helps us to avoid whatever negative situation is trying to creep back toward us.
The windshield, however, is designed to allow the most optimal surveillance of what's in front of us. It's large, clear, and structured to protect us from the elements as we speed ahead. They are specially made to crack but not completely shatter if a dangerous object tries to infiltrate. Our business windshield should also be structured in such away that allows us to see clearly in to the distance and also cracks instead of shatters when bad decisions come flying at us.
We must stay vigilant to keep our windshields clean and free of obstructions that will impair our vision. Keeping our reservoir full of cleaning solution and ensuring our windshield wipers are always ready for use will go a long way in helping keep our sights set on our surroundings instead of focusing on all the dirt that has accumulated during our journey.
Both the rearview mirror and windshield are very important tools to have, but looking ahead is a far greater experience than looking at what we've already passed by. Take more time to look through your windshield instead of focusing on your reaview mirror.
If you or someone you know are thinking of purchasing or selling real estate in the Gilbert, Arizona or East Valley areas contact us Today! We'll make sure your windshield is clean and clear so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family when it comes to home buying and selling.