A few additional thoughts:

It’s truly amazing…

…how powerful a simple shift in perspective can be.

It can make all the difference in the world regarding how you feel about who you are and where you’re at.

That’s why a significant part of the work I do with clients is around shifting (and teaching them how to shift their own) perspectives.

Our feelings are often stoked by the stories we tell ourselves. If your mind is flexible enough to look at your judgment of the “facts” or the “truth” from a different point of view, you can revitalize and reactivate your mojo – and each of us needs MAJOR mojo when we are focused on building something of significance in this world.

Trying to “measure forward” is like poking your mojo with a sharp stick. (Ouch – knock that off!)

Set that stick down – forever.

Instead, use the tool of “measuring backward and planning forward” to give your mojo a little pat on the back every so often. Doing so will keep you calm so you can carry on.