Keep Your Eyes on the Windshield, Not the Rearview Mirror

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February 14. On this day in 1894, Benjamin Kubelsky was born in Chicago. Kubelsky was better known by his stage name, Jack Benny. Using a violin as a prop, Benny became one of the 20th century’s most beloved comedians. His shows on radio and television showcased Benny’s comic genius and his impeccable sense of timing. Jack’s philosophy of life was simple. He observed, “I don’t like looking back. I’m looking ahead to the next show. It’s how I keep young.”

Tough times befall us all. Disappointments, hardships, and heartaches are inextricably woven into the fabric of every human life. Our challenge, of course, is to accept the immutable past, to learn from it, and to make peace with it. When we do, we’re free to focus on the future.

In Traveling the Road of Life, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, and Don’t Focus on the Rearview Mirror

“You cannot plan the future by the past.”
Edmund Burke

“There is a future that makes itself and a future that you make. The real future is composed of both.”

There will always be a Frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.”
Charles F. Kettering

The future is not ominous, but a promise; it surrounds the present like a halo.”
John Dewey

You don’t just stumble into the future. You create your own future.”
Roger Smith

”Forward then. Forward! Let us go forward without fear into the future, and let us dread not when duty calls.”
Winston Churchill
Today’s Bible Verse
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 NKJV

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