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never look back

never look back

Date: Nov 13 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

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“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)

Definition

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become increasingly successful

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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?

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“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.”

Winners

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Manu4 Never gave up
by Manu4
Michele1 never give up, look always future
by Michele1
MeSelf Never give up, never lose hope
by MeSelf
Eric_ keep moving,do not stop
by Eric_

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

I think we should look back, but only once in every mistake. Thereby we make cinclusions and don’t make the same mistake in a similar situation in future. 


But we must never look back when we’re gonna roll some bad memories in our heads again and again. It can end up with depression.

06:23 AM May 17 2015 |

sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I believe that you should never look back and for being successful you just need to concentrate on future.Thinking about past is one of the barriers for achieving your goals!

08:24 AM Jan 07 2015 |

faisal abdo

Sudan

good to looking forward but donot forgit the past

12:40 AM Nov 18 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

its true we shouldn’t  hold on to our past for a long time infact specifically wrong things or wrong decisions we made and thinking over it again and again what if we had isn’t going to make any change in our present life or in the coming future life. so its better to look forward ahead and keeping the mistakes in mind you made in past and try to avoid it in the future while chasing your dreams.


At the same time you shouldn’t forget about your past where you come from and whom you belong to because this is your identity and we shouldn’t forget ourselvesunder the shadow of fancy, lavish and fake glittering world. Be humble.

10:43 PM Nov 17 2014 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

03:01 PM Nov 14 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

03:01 PM Nov 14 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

03:01 PM Nov 14 2014 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I go with plans in my life  and  i look forward and ahead but  sometimes somestuff are stick to our head and  we can’t stop thinking about thembut  if we leave them behind it will be great and  i do want to look ahead and never look back.

10:47 AM Nov 13 2014 |

rozana.ea

rozana.ea

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have learned it from my parent’s life that looking back can compeletly destroy all your hope’s and stop trying to have a better life.


i always try to remind my self this helpful advice.

10:44 AM Nov 13 2014 |

falcon2014

falcon2014

Algeria

It’s a good advice! I like that.

08:21 AM Nov 13 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Looking back can be taken as living in the past. For people not being able to find happiness in the present, the past is always the best. They even exeggerate their winnings, success, friendship, love saying that all good things were in the past and it unfortunately came to an end. This is not true and plus it impedes the joy and happiness of the present that shouts or whisper with its invitation to stay in the moment. And I agree  that we’re all human and sometimes want to plunge into delirum of the past glory or sadness. Well, it ok too, gives us the so called precious experience, but, please, don’t stay too long there since life is going on and the present is better then the past! Always!

06:42 AM Nov 13 2014 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Hello buttafly, I can relate to you, my childhood`s days were memorable. Not now, but i used to go back to the neighborhood i lived in  walking around it remembering the good old days .This walk  brought the past back to me leaving me with a sense of sadness ,wondering were are my old friends now and seeing   a factory  where my paternal house used to be. But like i have said before we all have to let go and move on.

03:54 AM Nov 13 2014 |

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buttafly

buttafly

Germany

I have mixed emotions about today’s topic. For one, the past has lots of lessons we all hopefully learned from while holding the key to our future. No matter what has happened to you, let it go and move on! Holding on to the past for too long is like facing the wrong direction as you walk in the here and now. I will always value forgiveness, yet I struggle with forgetting but I’ve never failed to look forward with hope. It’s not worth to stumble over something that’s behind me ;) What I do love to look back on is my childhood. All that laughing, running, sharing and creating was just a fun time. That wow moment I had when people from the neighborhood came to buy my sand bucket cakes is unforgettable to me :D

03:33 AM Nov 13 2014 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

What i am today is the result of all my  actions -good or bad – that i have done in the past.  Surely , i made a lot of mistakes in the past , i could have done better but i don`t hold a grudge  now ,ultimately they have been teachers also , i have learned a lot from them . Like Lesya i know that life is too short , that i should live consciously on the present and don´t ruminate  over the past .  

02:37 AM Nov 13 2014 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

never look back , i have a long way to go 

10:14 PM Nov 12 2014 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

To tell the truth, I spend  time on “what’s ifs” and I know that it demotivates but can’t conquer myself with that.  


Nevertheless,  I ALMOST :-) never look back and I don’t live for the future either.  :D 


I live the moment,  I feel the moment,  I live the day because life is too short for long lasting plans ( this is my personal way of life)

08:55 PM Nov 12 2014 |

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