Without our past, most of us wouldn’t be where we are today. Our history is what has shaped us into who we are today and who we’ve become. Our successes and failures have taught us lessons which we can use moving forward. The past is important.
I like to look at the past the same way I use the rear view mirror.
I take a glimpse every now and then to check what’s behind me. If I need to, based on what I see, I’ll adjust accordingly. But most importantly, I keep moving forward.
If you constantly focus on the rear view mirror, you’ll end up in big trouble.
In fact, I DO NOT recommend testing this hypothesis when you get into your car later today. The outcome could be disastrous.
Learn from the past. Don’t stare at it.
The rear view mirror isn’t just used for backing up. It’s used for moving forward.