None of us are really poor. We are all wealthy in a certain way. We all have a rich wealth of personal experiences. Our individual experiences are personal to us and nobody can take this away from us. From time to time, we need to dive deep into our past. There are hidden treasures that we can discover if we spend a fair amount of time going over and learning from our past experiences.
Hidden in our memories and deepest thoughts are our reactions to different situations in the past, our emotions, where we went wrong and what really worked? In all of this is deep and enduring wisdom. It is all there for us to learn from. We need to forge our way courageously into our future by building on the experiences of the past.However, we should be careful that we do not spend time regretting things that happened in our past. We should not waste time in wishful thinking.
We need to go over each of our experiences from our early childhood. We can look back at our many successes, the numerous failures, the anger and the emotions that we went through and reflect on them. There are hidden nuggets of knowledge and wisdom that is embedded in each of these experiences. A successful person builds on both his/her previous successes and failures. There are invaluable lessons even in failures. Failure, in my opinion is a better teacher than success.We should necessarily spend a few hours every week walking down memory lane. We can probably renew old friendships, learn from past failures understand where we erred in our reasoning and build upon our past successes.
Real wisdom need not only be obtained from books. Our own individual history and past experience can provide us all the much needed wisdom to get on with life.
To conclude, the map of your future lies is in your past.