In order to make your past work for you, it helps to put things in perspective. Don’t just look at your life from one angle—it wasn’t all good or bad, funny or sad. To get a clear perspective of your life to date, take a step back and start chronicling the history of you. It’s not only a fun exercise but incredibly revealing look at what shaped you and how you can possibly leverage your unique experiences and exposure moving forward.
In fact, we should always be challenging ourselves to look at things from a variety of angles. It is the only way that we can maintain our objectivity and avoid being too short sighted. You’ll be amazed at how much smarter your decision making becomes too.