One of my favorite books of all time is "Oh, The Places You'll Go".
Dr. Suess speaks of the possibilities in both altruistic & realistic terms.
For every potential path he notes a potential road block.
Failure is not referenced as a possibility - but rather as a probability.
Pessimistic, it's not. Promising, it is.
Preparing for the fall makes it easier to fly.
It's a story of overcoming obstacles with sites set on success.
All that said, the thought I just shared with you was not my point in this post.
(However, it does help support the position I'll now share.)
Often, we look to the future for gain.
It's all about what's next.
In a green light society that's reluctant to slow for a yellow light,
the goal is to avoid the retrospect that the red light to follow presents.
After all, we have places to go.
But what about the places you've been.
There's as much to gain from yesterday as there will be to gain from tomorrow.
The places you'll go will become the places you've been.
To gain tomorrow, start with yesterday & then move on to today.
There is much to know about where you've been.
Once that becomes known,
tomorrow is much easier to own.