If a man cannot forget, he will never amount to much. (Soren Kierkegaard, 19th century Danish philosopher)

Another unknown writer put it this way, “It is sometimes expedient to forget what you know.” Our memory of past events or hurts may make it difficult to move forward. Such memories can destroy friendships or even cloud our judgment with regard to our own work and planning. Learn from past errors, but don’t hang on to those memories. Be positive and forward-looking.

Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 4:13-14)