Too often we focus on the past. We look at the mistakes we made, the clients we missed out on, or the debt that piled up.

If you’re always looking behind you, you’ll fail to see what’s in front of what and what you need to do about it. It’s important to look ahead and remember that what’s done is done. The only thing you can do is continue to move forward.

You cannot do anything about anything but NOW and AFTER NOW.

I recently came across this fantastic thought-provoking article by IttyBiz. Whenever the first line of any article reads, “Let’s play a little alternate reality imagination game,” my curiosity instantly gets the best of me. IttyBiz does an amazing job at presenting you with a scenario that can really get you to think about what you need to focus on.

“Let’s say your business isn’t going very well.

You’re not making money at all.

Or you’re making money, but barely.

Or you’re making more money that you can count and you hate every minute of it.

Or you’re making money now but you’re pretty sure the trend is going to pass and the bottom’s going to drop out.

You have invested a lot in this business. You have inventory. You have a list. You have a social media following. You have intellectual property.

But for whatever reason, you’re still wondering if you should break it and start over, or if there’s a way you can turn it around.

Now imagine the Pod People came and You were replaced by Alternate Reality You.”

Read the entire article at IttyBiz.