Don’t look back

Don’t follow this line blindly, it is only applicable in certain circumstances. If your wallet falls and you step ahead unknowingly, you must look back for it. Not only looking back, but you must also step back and pick it up. It would be stupid if you blindly follow this lesson at that time.

When the hatchlings come out from the hole, they target the ocean and rush towards it. They set their goal and stop only after chasing it. They don’t look back and ever think about quitting. The only thing they know is they need to visit the water by hook or by crook. They never get demotivated or depressed when they see others getting eaten by predators. They become more alert than before and increase their speed of running. Once they arrive, their restlessness comes to peace.

Have you ever turned back from a big goal? Have you ever thought, it would be a good decision to step back after trying a lot? Do you ever make a decision and later regret it? Have you ever promised something to deliver but refused later? Do you feel despair seeing others quitting?

When we chase big goals and walk on a completely different path. It seems we are in a different world. The challenges increase and struggle completely sucks our blood. Our mind says to quit and go back. When we look back, we see a safe and comfortable life but looking ahead, the world seems full of problems and challenges. Our bare eyes can’t find the glory of success, hidden behind the challenges. It is easy to quit and go back but fighting is a legendary thing.

Don’t look back as the topic says, even if you feel like losing the fight. Like those hatchlings, we too need to look towards our goal and keep running, even when the journey gets tough and surviving is difficult. Our colleagues may quit or get diverted to another destination, but you should stay focused.

Those who keep looking back every time, give up easily. They think about a safe and comfortable life and forget their dreams. They can’t fight the challenges coming from the front and soon go down on their knees. So, as a leader, behave like there is no back door. Going forward is the only option. Finish the race, once you start. Stare at your targets like those hatchlings and hustle.

This scene is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at




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