InQuire more: Have you ever stopped to look back five years to see just how far you’ve come? To note all the mountains you’ve scaled? The dragons you’ve slain? The obstacles you’ve overcome? Reflecting back is as powerful a motivating and inspirational tool as is planning ahead for our achievements and desires. When you pause to remember who you were five years ago, and write about how your mindset and circumstances have shifted, you energize your present and your future self – whoever that self will next become.