Only the future matters
Many people are so fixed in maintaining the status quo that they simply cannot create something new. Having said that, luckily there are people who understand that the past is not unimportant, but what matters more is the future.
You do not have to be university professor or exceptionally successful business man or rocket scientist to understand it. The ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky used the same principle. One of his well known mottos was: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
If you share the vision, have a look at this hilarious video about attitude towards new and unknown.