The old Norse concept of time was not a three fold view as we have: past, present and future. There was only ‘what is’ and ‘what will be’.
‘What is’ also included past events but only that they have led to ones present situation. This became an important factor in developing a mindset to always be driving forwards, always be looking to a better future and not dwelling on what may have happened in the past.
It also becomes apparent when one studies rune divination. The runes can guide on the current situation and where to head in the future, or equally warn about the future. But never the past.
The point of all this? The point is the key to self propelling positivity. Focus on now, focus on what you can achieve, don’t fear failure, embrace change, push yourself, keep striving forwards, don’t look back!