The women and men who came before us are great inspirations to live our lives, fully whether or not, they're actively in our lives as mentors or just in our minds as role models. They are examples of how we can do great things. Despite the fact that moving forward may be hard.
Indeed, it's a great idea to keep archives of your goals or even take periodic snapshots of your wheel of life so that you can go back in time and see how you were feeling before after or during major events in your life.
Life dashboard is like any dashboard. You might have in various pieces of software or websites you use, but represented in the physical world instead of using software to show numerous statistics, tables and charts. I use a simple whiteboard that can be erased, added to and modified. At any time. The components of that whiteboard are highly flexible.