More often than not, we must remind ourselves that there is nothing we can do about our past mistakes. However difficult it may be for us to come to terms with what has already happened, dwelling on what could have been is a waste of time and energy.

This idea of always looking into our rearview mirror as we’re traveling down the highway of life can have a devasting effect on our present moment as we are not fully engaged in what’s occurring right now. We have chosen to place more importance on the “ifs” and “buts.” We are disillusioned and have become obsessed with a futile perspective.

We are always moving forward in life and never step in the same stream twice, so it would behoove us to pay attention to where we’re heading by finding the present moment and commanding our vessel in the direction we want to go.