Two weeks ago, I talked about intention – telling the universe what you want and setting yourself up for opportunities to come. Today, I want to go one step further to make sure that we don’t get so hung up on the future and “should” that we forget to live in the now.
How many times in your life have you found yourself waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect answer, the perfect job, the perfect something (anything)… only to never find it?
If you look back on the time that you spent waiting, you will probably realize that life that sped by while you were waiting; opportunities were missed because you couldn’t give in to anything less than perfection.
We only get one go ‘round on this little blue orb, and every day that we spend waiting for perfect instead of forging ahead and making our own future is a day that we’ll never get back.
I feel lucky to have become acquainted with some awesome people over the past year, many of whom thrive on doing (supposedly) impossible things and making their lives amazing.
A close friend has a mantra that I have adopted – “there is only now” – and it is true in the very deepest sense.
Past is past, and we’re not guaranteed a tomorrow.
So, instead of sitting, waiting and watching the world pass you by, do me a favor. Go make your mark on it.