Never discard your past. You’ll have to learn from it to elevate yourself above your current condition. But don’t allow that past to shackle you in place. Don’t allow that past you keep you staring perpetually backward, because while you look backward, time will continue moving forward.
Your past doesn’t have to dictate who you are, but it can help you discover who you’re meant to be.
C.M. Stunich, Broken Pasts (via quoted-books)