Everyone knows the past — it’s what has already happened. In fact it’s something that can’t be changed.
The future is another matter.
You can have an idea of what the future is — or at least what you want it to be. The future, in reality, is unknowable.
You can set a direction on what general direction you want things to go, but you can’t make the future be what you want. Sure, you can try. All you’ll do is make yourself miserable by ensuring what you get doesn’t live up to your expectations.
It’s a let it go and accept the future for what it is. A “to go fast, you must go slow” attitude.
Of course this isn’t an excuse to sit back and do nothing. You have to work to get to some acceptable future. The trick is that you don’t really know what that is.
Blind faith that what you do now will get you where you want to go. Even if you don’t know where that is.
Shucks. That sounds like religion. heh. :-)
Let the future come to you. Don’t try to go to the future.