July 10, 2014I was talking with a friend the other day about a bunch of events that are taking place as well as some events and decisions that had happened in the past and I made the statement, "I hate hindsight".
I didn't mean that we shouldn't learn from the past or that we shouldn't remember certain things from our past. We can just get caught up in a lot of "would have", "could have", and "should have".
A phrase that we are all familiar with is, "Hindsight is 20/20." It is often a statement that is very true but in that statement there is also a trap.
The trap is that we live in a perpetual sense of regret, guilt or frustration.
Here are a few signs that you might be someone who lives in hindsight:
1. You are afraid of the future because of the past.
2. You feel like you have been cheated out of opportunities and are a little bitter by the past.
3. You continue to repeat the past because that is what you keep focusing on.
4. You talk more about what has happened than where you are headed.
5. Hesitation marks all your decision making.