“This one time at band camp…” We all want to revel on our past achievements or even wallow in our short comings. Many people over the years have sought mentoring from me about something that happened years ago. I was told about how a flight chief (2 flight chiefs ago) had passed this person by for an opportunity and that is the reason for his gloom and doom mindset. We have to let go of what was and strive for what could be. The past is there to learn from, not to re-live.