Today's reading was comparing our lives to a boat and it's wake. The wake is what is left following the boat but it doesn't drive the boat. So our past shouldn't drive our lives. We can learn from our past but should always be driven by what we want to create for our future.
Focus on the the things you really want in your life and move forward toward that goal in whatever manner you can today. Even if that step is very small it will still give you motion toward what you want to see happen.
Happy forward movement!