When you use your past to sabotage your present, or focus on the future to escape from it, you become entrapped in behaviours that don’t serve you. If you don’t leave your past where it belongs (mainly those parts of it that have hurt you) it will continue to damage and constrain how you live. If you continually worry about your future you’ll miss the things that are happening in your life right now.
“Never be a prisoner of your past. It’s a lesson, not a life sentence.” Robin Sharma