Acting in the present
It is important to know your history. When it comes to promoting global development however, one should not focus on the past.

The very word “promoting” conveys a commitment to acting in the present moment and building for the future.  With this in mind, here are 10 quotes about seizing the moment and moving on:

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“Achievement seems to be connected with action.  Successful men and women keep moving.  They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

“Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.  A healed memory is not a deleted memory.  Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember.  We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” – Lewis B. Smedes

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past.  You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

“Love one another and help others rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba

“To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging, and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can and forget the rest.” – H.P. Lovecraft

“Forget the Past.” – Nelson Mandela

Thinking solely about the past prevents our ability to solve our current and future problems. Be proactive, seize the moment and continue to move forward.

– Taylor Diamond

Sources: Brainy Quote, Sources of Insight, Good Reads
Photo: Montreal Times