You will never obtain any measure of material wealth if you insist upon living your life as if you were looking back through the rear view mirror of an automobile. Nevertheless, this seems to be a common error which many people have turned into a habit. Remember the old adage which says, let the dead bury the dead. Stop looking back in your life and worrying about things which have already occurred and which you can no longer alter. Pursuing that kind of mental activity will never lead to anything worthwhile in your life.
You should understand moreover, that all of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures. They were men and women who projected into the future and did not belabour over the past. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, bringing these things into fruition.
Leland Val Vandewall offers some excellent advice on this subject.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.
If you have been guilty of allowing your sales sheets, your bank account or the x-rays the doctor takes of your body, to control the way you view your sales, financial position, or health, you will never see any marked improvement in your life in any of these areas. However, if you let the present, physical results serve only as an indication of the images which you have been holding in the past and then proceed to look into the bright future and to build an image of the good that you desire; you will see the image materialize.
Look up, look ahead and form the image of the life you choose to live.