I’ve spent a lot of time stuck in the past and obsessing about the future, and let me tell you how INCREDIBLY unproductive and hurtful that has been, particularly for the past couple of years.
You can never, ever go back to how things were. You can’t go back and change it, you can’t go back and relive it, you can’t go back and slap yourself in the face or give yourself a high five.
And the future? Paper tigers, my friends. We don’t know *shit* about what’s happening tomorrow, let alone next year or five years from now. We can do things today in the hope of a better future, but the best reason to do things today is because……
It’s the only thing that’s real. The past is a book you’ve already read; put it down. The future cannot be written – at least not exactly as we plan and hope it will be.
So this is my mantra for 2021. Be right where you are, wherever that may be. Make plans, do everything today that you can for a bright future, but live NOW, not later. Live in this moment.