How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Thursday, July 21, 2005


While hindsight is 20/20, it is also a dangerous perception to have. It can cultivate a habit of negative thinking that will work against us as we talk to ourselves.

Hindsight has an advantage that we don't have before a situation has occurred: hindsight already has the results in hand. It tells us that we should have known better, that we could have done things differently, that we are inferior somehow.

Most of us are not prophets and therefore cannot predict with accuracy and attain the desired results every time. Even if we may have suspected that a certain situation might happen, the odds of that scenario happening was the same as perhaps a dozen others.

Catch yourself the next time you begin this type of negative thinking. Remind yourself that you made the best decisions at the time, with the information that you had.