The Monday Morning Quote #497

“If you spend too much time looking at what you have achieved, you’ll fall behind.”

Paul O’Donovan

Source: Southern Star

Published by Alun Rees

Dental Business Coach. Analyst. Troubleshooter. Consultant. Writer. Presenter. Broadcaster.

3 thoughts on “The Monday Morning Quote #497

  1. Hi Alun,

    Whilst I appreciate the sentiment, I’d wish for a realistic definition of ‘too much’.
    If you can’t reflect adequately on past achievements (or non-achievement), how are you able to set and assess goals in the future?


    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Chris, I suppose that “too much” is entirely personal to the individual or (often in Gary’s case) the team. I can think of three clients, off the top of my head, whose business and personal success has either faltered or been inhibited by an excess of dwelling on or celebrating the past. Yes, of course there must be time to both celebrate, reflect and examine but that need to be appropriate to the situation. The fact that it made you think and respond perhaps means the quote has done its job? All the best Alun


      1. Absolutely correct on both points!

        And here I am, I suppose, celebrating the achievements of the past by enjoying a successful retirement!

        But planning for the future and setting goals is still an important part of life. No stagnation for me!

        All the very best, Alun, to you and yours.


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