If you approach your spiritual journey like driving a car around town you will do fine. It is really the same attitude and mindset. When driving you should always remain focused on what is immediately around you. You remain present to road signs and other drivers with a occasional thought on the destination. There is no need to think about where you came from. If your focus is not on the present, then there is a greater chance of getting lost or having a crash. This is a same in your spiritual journey. If you do not focus in the present then you will miss the right road and get off track. The ‘track’ is that which you see when you remain fully present.
Stay alert and drive carefully!