You always hear people say to live in the moment, but why? Well I have a question for you. How much of your time do you spend thinking about past experiences and situations? How heavy do they weigh on you? Think about the energy you put into worrying about the past and how the decisions that you made affected your life now. Think about how much energy and time you put into thinking about the future. Planning and stressing out over where you will be in 5 or 10 years. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t think about the future. But realize that if your past affected your present, then by that same logic, what you do in the here and now will most likely affect your future.
Here in this great country of the United States of America we have a very Dream-Driven culture that spends more than half our time thinking about the future. It would be beneficial to your future to focus on what you are doing TODAY because that will directly affect how you will live TOMORROW. I’m sure most of you reading this have heard the expression, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” To most people this old adage attests to the need for time to create great things. What I get from this expression is that you must TRUST THE PROCESS. Body builders train for years to build awesome physiques, and know if they stop working out that it would diminish.. Professional athletes practice everyday to maintain and get better at a craft they’ve most likely been doing their whole lives. Nothing happens overnight, you don’t become a professional at something in a few weeks or months.
What I want you to take from this is not to dwell on the past or worry about the future, but focus on the here and now and what’s going on today. If you want to change your life you can have grand goals in mind, but in order to achieve those goals you must focus on the day to day activities that you are going to do to move you one step closer to the ultimate goal.
“You can’t change the past. But you can ruin the present by worry about the future.”