Today isn’t just an ordinary day, it is the first day of the rest of our lives. Oh, that old saying…
Each of us has probably heard those words more than a thousand times …but, when you stop and think about it, why shouldn’t we believe that today is unique and special? I think it is, and so should you.
Let’s talk about todays. Look at the calendar. There won’t be another day with today’s date ever again. Next, look at the clock. You’ll never be able to recapture the second that just passed and call a do-over. Some of the greatest and worst moments of your life may have passed in a single second. A smile, a laugh, the draw of your Megabucks Powerball number (okay, if there are any lottery winners out there, my congrats.). That special moment of your day may be just about to happen, and I don’t want you to miss it!
Okay, now let’s talk about yesterdays. When tomorrow comes, what you are doing right now will be in the history book and dubbed “past.” Old News. A Memory. A Time Gone By. Whatever happened just a minute ago, or yesterday, or even years ago can certainly be having a profound effect on the now, but I’ve never seen a reason to dwell back there. We can’t change the past and there are no time machines or rewind buttons on life.
It comes down to a little something called attitude. You know, the way you view things, either positively or negatively. It also comes down to outlook – whether you look forward to life ahead or are constantly looking back. Think about your attitude and outlook about today, about what you are doing right now. Are you enjoying your day, or at least making the most of whatever situation you happen to be in? If not, try practicing a little positive adjustment. Your outlook on life is a key element of your BACKBONE.
Do you live in the moment, are you a forward-thinker, or do you dwell in the past?