We have no choice in life but to move forward. Reality is here, so we cannot turn back. The only way forward is to manifest a better reality. If you choose the right pattern with which to approach life, and the right path, the challenges you face will be temporary. You will overcome the hindrances and ultimately succeed.
The mind will manifest different results only through purification of the patterns in your mind and through the elimination of attachments. A clear, open mind will allow a person to see things differently and create different things.