We never can nor should we leave the past completely behind. We can draw strength for present challenges from past victories. We can gain wisdom for present decisions from past failures. This is the wonderful thing about human life, it runs backward as well as forward. Each of us has a “time travel” mechanism in our own minds. We can go back and correct old failures. We can go forward and create new successes. Retracing your steps is sometimes the fastest way to move forward.