“Don’t look back for that is the way to the lunatic asylum”.
I remember reading those words many years ago in a gardening magazine. The writer was quoting his father’s words who was convinced that if we dwell on the past it will harm us both mentally and emotionally. There is definitely truth in those words. Dwelling on the past and not moving on can indeed be harmful.
This can be applied to business. If we constantly think about what we should have or could have done in the past it will cause us to lose focus on the present and the future. Of course there are good reasons to look back and to learn from past failures as long as we use that information to our advantage and not to depress us.
When you look back always remember that it could be the way to the lunatic asylum if you become too concerned and fail to learn and move forward.