The past is a reference , not a residence. Do not let the things that took place define the future. Never look back unless it is to see how far you have come. You may not be where you want to be, but be glad you are not where you were! Everyone has made mistakes, we all have made poor decisions, acted in ways that were not ideal, and said things we regret. We should learn from those mistakes. One thing is for sure, nobody ever got to the next level while tripping over their past missteps . If you want to get ahead, you cannot be looking backwards. Make right what you can, forgive and accept forgiveness for past problems, and do all you can to right anything you have wronged. After that, turn the page and press forward! Make today the first day of the rest of your life! It really is time to let it go– regrets, resentments, anger, and disappointments from the past only serve as a ball and chain for you as you head towards your goal. Cut the chains, and never look back, unless of course it is to confirm how far you have come! Nobody has a testimony without a test and nobody has a message without a mess! Are you ready to move forward today?