We have three components of time to play with: the Past, the Present and the Future. All three are important to guide us. But I would submit to you that although all three are necessary, most of our time should be spent on the Present.
The Past should be used as nothing more than a learning tool. It shapes us and molds us, but we can’t live there. Some of the most desperately sad people in the world are those who live in the Past. It’s gone, baby. Study it. Grow from it. But do not build a cabin there.
The Future, too, is important. I agree that goals and plans are necessary to achieve success. Yet, this too is not a place to homestead. You see, a life full of dreams with no action is a fairytale with a sad ending.
It’s the here and now that matters. Armed with the knowledge gained from the Past and guided by the direction of the Future, it’s right now that counts. It’s where we take each of the necessary steps toward achieving our goals. To do that, we must Be in the Moment. [click to continue…]