There are always two lines. The one that got us here, and the one that will take us further ahead.
We tend to think less about the former and more about the latter. The future is always front and center: it’s the place of dreams, of ambitions, of possibilities. But it is also the place where something is always missing, as nobody looks at tomorrow saying: I want it to be just like today.
Being able to appreciate the past, to grasp the progress, to find the foundations, is just as important as having a strong purpose. It actually helps to shape a more solid purpose.
The two lines are not in competition, you don’t have to choose one over the other.
You have to find the right balance.