Today is the day because today is the only day you have to work with. You can’t work with yesterday because it’s gone. You can learn from it (and you should), but you can’t work with it. You can’t work with tomorrow because it never gets here. By the time it gets here, it’s today, and another tomorrow has taken its place.
What Will You Do With Your Day?
- Where can you go from here?
- What can you do with what you have?
- What don’t you need or want?
- Who can you invest in?
- How will you make progress?
Caught In Yesterday
Yesterday was rough. Nothing worked out the way I wanted. Everyone was against me. Even the weather seemed determined to make things worse.
I started my morning walk replaying all the steps I had taken before and all the ways I could have gone a different path. I ended my walk tangled in so many what ifs that I’m surprised I didn’t have to call someone to come get me and carry me home.
Worse than ruining my morning walk, rambling around yesterday sucked all of my energy and determination for today. I was tired, frustrated, and stuck – which led me to rehash my play-by-play moments from yesterday again.
And the circle spun until I was dizzy, allowing yesterday to steal my today.
Break out of the cycle by choosing to let yesterday go. No matter how many times you rehash it, you can’t change it.
Lean into today because today is the day.
Living In Today
Where can you go from here?
You can only move from where you are. Look around you and take stock of your current situation or circumstances. Make a plan for what you can do today to move – even a little bit will make a difference.
What can you do with what you have?
Waiting until you have what you think you need is still waiting. Start right now with what you do have and move forward from there.
What don’t you need or want?
Everything in our lives requires an investment – of time, resources, or energy. If something isn’t moving you toward your calling or isn’t bringing you joy any longer, it’s time to evaluate its purpose in your journey.
Who can you invest in?
It is all about relationships, and relationships require investments. Look around (online and in person) and find ways you can be a blessing to the people you see.
How will you make progress?
A journey isn’t about the giant leaps (unless you’re going through a stargate) but about the little bits. Choose to find ways today to make a little bit of progress. You don’t need to make big changes to pile up little bits.
Embrace The Moment
What you do right now makes all the difference in the world. Take advantage of your today because it is the only day you have to work with. Tomorrow will be today before you know it. Yesterday is passed.
Today is the day. What will you create with yours?
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