“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
If every football player new this quote they would be unstoppable picture kicking off to the other team and they run passed your entire defense on the first play of the game is that not demoralizing? The answer is YES it really is. But it doesn't matter how bad you started it's how you finish you should forget the last play and focus on the one you're playing you can't live your life dragging on the past. Imagine Santiago if he didn't move on after the thief stealing all of his money there would be no Alchemist there would just be a kid giving up on his dream. He didn't focus on the passed instead he figured out a way to make money exponentially and fulfill the goal he set out for.