For one reason or the other, people often get all caught up in the past, feeling weighted down by earlier experiences or perhaps even inspired by meaningful childhood experiences. These are the thoughts about thoughts that influence present actions.
By visualizing the steps required to move forward, one opens up many new and unexpected opportunities in the future. All of these past memories dissolve away as if they had never happened in the first place.
So what is the point then dwelling on thoughts about thoughts about memories which are fading away in time anyway? Moving forward is a matter of tuning in to what is about to come and replacing thoughts about thoughts with more substantial experiences.