Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we are already one month into 2019.
So how are those goals, ambitions, dreams and resolutions going?
If you are struggling, maybe it’s because you aren’t using hindsight well.
Hindsight offers 20:20 vision
It is fair to say that last year did not all go as planned for me.
So at the end of the year I sat and reflected on each month, making as many notes as possible about what happened. I was reminded of some big wins, all the learning, and the amazing people I met. And of course I got to see what didn’t go that well.
I then looked for insights (ah-ha moments) and asked questions like “What did I do that made the biggest difference?” and “What do I need to tweak to help me achieve my goals?”
One thing I noticed was that changes late in the year meant I had fallen into a pattern of managing individuals rather than leading teams (which is not great for a CEO). Using hindsight helped me notice it and make changes to protect this year.
Hindsight if we take the time, actually helps us see and live into the future better.
Hindsight gifts insights, that improves foresight.
We often think about hindsight as … “If I knew then, what I know today, I would’ve done things differently.”
Which is different from 20:20 hindsight which is …“What will I do differently today, from what I learnt from then?”