I am not a big one for living in the past. One of the great problems of living in the past is that it really does not help us with the now or the future. You cannot change the past, it is what it is. What can be changed is your thought process now and the decision you make. To many people are so fixated on the mistakes of the past that many times opportunities that are great and wonderful are right in front of them but they do not see them. I am not talking about learning from the past but rather that our past does not become lock on the chest of opportunities that we have in front of us.
Life is the now and the future. It is not your past and that is something that can be revolutionary if you choose to grasp it. People often fail and quit and it is because they do not have this concept. They avoid relationship because of past ones but no relationship is ever the same. They refuse to risk and challenge things because in the past they think it never does any good. The list of things we do because we do not recognize that all we have is the now and the future is legion.
The point is to always have one’s eyes in two places. Where we are and where we are going from that point. I would not anyone to ever get bogged down with the past. I learn from the past but I then move on to the next thing. I cannot change past decisions or events but I can make new ones and order the future by those decisions now. The path I take is always in front of me.