The past is a distant place in our hearts and minds that is full of memories and life lessons. However, some people are tethered to their past and cannot move on to embrace their future properly. Some cling to beautiful memories that they cannot let go of in order to make even more beautiful memories. Some experienced trauma from abusive people in their lives and are having the most difficult time in disengaging from persistent negative beliefs and behaviors. Meanwhile, many others cannot let go of hurt and resentment that continue to fester.
Ultimately, we do need to let go and start looking ahead with a full commitment to love ourselves and be the best version of ourselves that we can be. These wise quotes should help your resolve in resolutely moving forward.
Cut ties from all the toxic people in your life. Love yourself and don’t look back.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Hugh White
Don’t allow yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, don’t look back, and see everyday as a new chapter.
Don’t let triggers from the past shoot holes all over your present. Don’t look back.
Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I’m ready.’
Don’t fear tomorrow or regret the past, live for what’s now and never look back.
Don’t look back and ask, Why? Look ahead and ask, Why not? – Neil Patel
Don’t look back and wonder why things went wrong. Don’t regret not doing more. It happened for a reason. Your better days are ahead of you.
Don’t look back. Unless it’s to catch the gaze of an admirer.
Don’t look back unless it’s a good view. – Tupac Shakur
Don’t look back unless you can smile; don’t look ahead unless you can dream.
Don’t look back with tears, look forward with joy; and grab every bit of happiness you can. Don’t waste your life being afraid to try new things, and don’t be afraid of rejection, be afraid of rejecting what you know is right, in your heart. – Pippa Franks
I can choose to let it define me, confine me, refine me, outshine me, or I can choose to move on and leave it behind me.
Don’t look back, there is nothing in past, look in the future and win it.
Don’t look back! For a bright future is ahead of you. – Joel Brown
Don’t look back. You’ll miss what’s in front of you.
I don’t look back. I’m like a shark – I only look forward. – Rita Rudner
Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.
Don’t look into the past because you’ve already been there. Focus on the future since that’s where you’re going.
Don’t stumble over something behind you.
I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.- Walt Disney
Don’t turn around. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Keep pushing. The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the beginning. — Ziad K. Abdelnour
Doors are opening. There’s no reason to turn back.
Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward. – Hilary Clinton
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. – Abraham Lincoln
Holding on to your past is hurting your future.
I turn and I slowly walk away and I don’t look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never. – James Frey
If it doesn’t do you any good, dump it. Take some action, push that lever, flush it away, and don’t look back. Take small steps every day of your life, and start taking control of what you say when you talk to yourself. – Dave Pelzer
Just because the past taps you at the shoulder, doesn’t mean you have to look back.
If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.- Steve Jobs
It’s a new week. Life is good. Don’t look back. Eyes forward. Let’s work hard.
Life is simple: Make choices and don’t look back.
Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.- Byrd Baggett
Move on and don’t look back.
Never look back at what causes you heartache. Keep moving forward!
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. – Henry David Thoreau
Look up, always. Look back, never. – Karen Quan
Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.- Rudyard Kipling
Never run back to what broke you.
Once you make the decision to move on, don’t look back. Your destiny will never be found in the rear view mirror. – Mandy Hale
Never look back to the things which broke you once.
Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.
She refused to be held back, dragged down, or defamed. Never look back.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Never run back to a person you need to walk away from.
Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. – Robin Sharma
The future is full of endless possibilities. Stop looking back and forge your dreams.
The only person you should strive to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” – Mattu Mullins
The only times you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.
The past is the past. Don’t let it hold you back. Move forward and don’t look back.
Things happen or break for a reason. Don’t go back there. Keep living forward.
We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.- George Washington
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.- George C. Marshall
When the past calls, let it go to voice mail. It has nothing new to say and you don’t have to listen.
Would you really dig into yesterday’s garbage to make tonight’s meal? Do you dig into yesterday’s mental garbage to create today’s experiences? – Louise Hay
When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason for the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom.
You can’t really start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Burn it.
You can’t change what has already happened, so choose to look ahead instead of behind you.
You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.- Jim Bakker