Don’t ignore your past. It’s there for you to learn something. As painful as it can be to examine the things that happened to you long ago, if done correctly it can make you more effective right now, in your relationships and in your accomplishments. Ignoring the past because you think that time heals all wounds can often turn out to be a big mistake. As I found, the undealt with past that you thought was gone can come back to bite you in the form of new issues. Or the pain of the past can linger and cause you to be ineffective in the present and future.
Do you procrastinate or do time wasting activities instead of what you really want to be doing?
Do you wish you had a better relationship with the people you care about?
Is there something you want to accomplish but you can’t seem to make it happen?
Can you even figure out what it is that you’re supposed to be doing?
Do you live with regrets about things you wanted to do but never did?
Do you silently (or outwardly) disparage yourself?
A yes answer to any of these means that you may have some past trauma that needs sorting out.