It is easy to reflect on our life and see where we are or where we have been. We can do that by simply looking at our shadow as it projects our every move. However, it can never project our next move because that is only in our thoughts. So if we don't like where our shadow sits we can change it, but it has to start in our mind. A poor mind will give a poor life while a positive mind will give a rich life.
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen