While we can learn very important lessons and reminisce about memories from the past, it’s important to look ahead to the future, too. If we become too engrossed in the past, it can have a detrimental impact on our present and future lives. Reference the past for knowledge gained and lessons learned, but don’t live in it. The simple truth is the past is in the past; we can’t change what’s already happened, no matter how we try. But, you still have a whole life ahead of you to focus on and build. Put the majority of your time and effort into that, instead.