never look back

"never look back"

Jun 20 2019

Quote

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice… is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back.”

Athlete Mia Hamm, talking about how she became successful playing soccer (Goodreads.com)

Meaning

become increasingly successful

Use

It’s easy to spend a lot of time thinking about the choices you’ve made. But is it helpful? If you only pay attention to your past, how can you think clearly about your future? While it’s important to learn from your mistakes, it’s also important to keep looking ahead. In fact, some people believe you should never look back.

If you never look back, it doesn’t mean that you don’t remember where you’ve come from. You should think about your progress in life to appreciate how successful you are today. But don’t spend too much time on the “what ifs.” What if I’d moved to a different city? What if I’d gone on a date with Luis instead of Roberto? What if I’d chosen that university instead of the one I’m at now? That’s not a good use of your time. Pay attention to the future, leave those decisions behind you, and never look back.

Athlete Mia Hamm is a successful soccer player because she decided to become one. She worked hard, she trained hard, and she never looked back. She knew that in sports, it’s the only way to go.

Are you the kind of person who will make a plan for your life and never look back?

Examples

“After she wrote her first book, Melissa never looked back.”

“My mom always tells me to never look back until I’ve done everything I want to do.”

“After Katy Perry’s song “I Kissed a Girl” became popular, she never looked back.”


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