Those men and women who refuse to get bogged down in and anchored to the past are those who pursue the objectives of the future. (Source unknown)
Palestinian President Abbas put it this way: “We cannot erase the past, but it is within our power to change the future.” Obviously, we must not ignore the past. Much of what has happened in our history is foundational to what we have today and what we hope to accomplish tomorrow. So, we must concentrate on what we can do with what we have to move forward and achieve our goals.
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 . . . is calling us. (Philippians 3:13-14).