Something to Think About

Live in the present. The past is gone; the future is unknown – but the present is real, and your opportunities are now.

Maxwell Maltz

 

Living in the present moment is difficult for me. My mind has a way of grabbing ahold of the past or jumping to the future. Is it that way for you?

A wise friend gave me advice and it helped me to put a saddle on my mind and keep it under control

My wise friend suggested:

1. The past is the reservoir of events where I was loved, strong, and successful against great challenges. Use them as a foundation for today.

2. The future is where I want to go. My friend told me to dare to dream a big dream worthy of me and to use it as my GPS.

3. The present moment is where I am to build on the foundation the past laid for me and activily do the hard work of moving toward my dream.

This advice has been very helpful for me. It’s not always easy to follow, but it serves as an anchor. Let me know if you find it helpful for you.

Author: Ray Calabrese

I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at ray.brese@gmail.com.

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