Less is More
The key for a bull rider is not strength, no one is stronger than a 2000 lb. bull! The key to his victory it is balance. In fact any thing that throws off his balance brings defeat instead of victory. The key for a tightrope-walker is to be rid of everything that hinders his goal (he does not carry unnecessary burdens). His challenge is to focus on HIS goal, not the past.
Forgetting what is behind (Php 3:13) we must focus on Jesus and throw off everything that hinders our journey with Him (Heb 12:1-2).