You might think that it is good to consistently look back at where you were and hopefully reflect in the journey that you have went through. However, not everyone’s journey or story was one of success. I believe that the emphasis should be looking towards the future. Because in the end that’s what we can work on. That’s what we can have a hand in. Not the past, but the future. There might be some truth in the advantages of looking to the past but I always believe in moving on.
Perhaps experiencing a situation where having escaped the possibility of death becomes the light to this thought but if you think about it, isn’t that the truth? We should not let our past define us. Even if we have accomplished a lot in the past, we need to leave them there and move on. Growing is the way we as human beings can feel alive and as long as we are breathing that need is always present.