What’s the point of evolution if you never move past what you started out as? If you spend more time looking back than you do facing forward, can you truly claim to be progressing? And if you waste more of your time and resources protecting the comfortable version of the past that makes you feel good, honest or not, than you do investing in the hard and messy work of creating the future, will you have what you need to thrive when that future arrives? Because it will. The past is over. We can learn from it and move on, be better. Or we can cling to it, refuse to be honest about it, focus our attention on it and when our future arrives chances are we won’t be ready, and maybe won’t even recognize it.