All you have is this moment. No matter where you have been, what you done for yourself, where you are, where you are going, one thing is clear: Everything is happening in your life right now. All you have is now. All you will ever have is now. Why are you not enjoying it?
“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne
Because we live in the past, not in the present. We don’t live in the moment. We live in the future. We think where we are going is better than where we are. But the opposite is true. If you we have the courage to focus on where we are, we will do better in the future. Most people waste their lives by living in the past. No matter what may have happened to you in the past, don’t relive it. It is in the past. You are no longer living in the past. You are living in the present. Since living in the present is the only way forward, why not love it, why not live it, why not embrace it?
“Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will…”– Michel de Montaigne
If you want to go forward in your life, you must live in the moment. This moment is important. Don’t waste it. Live it. Enjoy it. Be thankful for having it. Philosopher Eckhart Tolle writes, “This one moment, now, is the only thing you can never escape from. The one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens. No matter how much your life changes. One thing is certain. It’s always now. Since there is no escape from the now, why not welcome it, become friendly with it.” The moment is always there. We live it everyday. So if we want to make it better, if we want to enjoy the moment, we must pay attention to it.
No one is perfect. We are all learners. We are always learning new things. We are always learning new things about ourselves. Learning is good for you. It is good for your life, for your growth. If we are not growing, we are dying. If we are not growing, we are sleep-walking through life. That is not why you are here. You are here to grow, not to die. And if you are not moving forward in your life, check what you are doing every day.
What you are doing now is preparing your tomorrow. If you don’t do well today, you won’t do well tomorrow. So if you want to have a better tomorrow, you must first do well today. You must take today seriously. You must do everything well today. You must focus on what will get you what you want in your life.
My dreams are not your dreams. To achieve greatness, to achieve success in your life, you must focus on your life.
Doubts are powerful, but do not let them stop you from doing, living, enjoying, and breathing your life. Eric Hoffer said, “Our doubts about ourselves cannot be banished except by working at that which is the one and only thing we know we ought to do.” Don’t worry about making mistakes. You cannot grow without making mistakes. It is good to make mistakes. If you are not making mistakes, you are not making progress in your life.
And if you want to make progress, remember that no one is perfect in life. It does not exist. It is not even possible to be perfect. In the words of Wolfgang Riebe, “No one is perfect- that is why pencils have erasers. ” If everybody is perfect, the world will be a boring place to live in. No one is perfect. Whatever you want to do in your life, don’t let self-doubt stop you from doing it. It is okay to doubt yourself. But do not let self-doubt stop you from jumping off the cliff.
If you want to grow, you must cultivate the courage to jump off the cliff. You must leave your comfort zone. You must try something new. Stop doing the same thing over and over again. Walt Disney said, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” Don’t stop dreaming big. If you have the courage to make your dreams happen, they will come true. Go for it!