Your future is bigger and much greater than your past. It simply has to be and here’s why. Your past, while important, is simply a foundation for present and future growth and advancement. Otherwise, all that was done in the past was for nothing if you have come this far to stop and quit. This obviously doesn’t apply to those who are the pinnacle of their personal happiness and success and are exactly where they want to be (how many of us are there today?), for everyone else, there’s always room to continue growing and contributing at greater levels.
I measure success by how many people I can help (directly or indirectly) and want to continue increasing that number. What is your definition of success?