Learn From Your Past

I stumbled across a really cool website that provides a glimpse into our past. It got me thinking about how learning from our past is often the best way to improve our future.

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I stumbled across a really cool website (that I’ll discuss below) that provides a glimpse into our past. It got me thinking about how learning from our past is often the best way to improve our future. January is a month during which people commonly make a conscious effort to set goals for improvement for the year ahead, and careful review of previous experiences, both good and bad, can help to build a solid foundation for future success.

While considering your past, you can let historicaerials.com take you back…WAY back. This site provides aerial photography (similar to Google Maps) of many areas of the United States from various years. In many instances, images date back as far as 1932. Unfortunately, only the more populated areas of the country include images from before 2000, but the home page provides a quick overview by highlighting these areas on the map in dark green. From there, simply type in an address and search for the past.

As a basis for improvement, I also suggest a column from Wayne Chaneski—“Things We Can Learn,”—which provides a helpful list of basic tools for character building.