The seer was a specialist in the casting of twigs; he threw them on the ground and made interpretations based on how they fell. When asked how he reads the future, he replied, “It is not that I am reading the future; I am guessing at the future based on the omens of the present. The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve upon the present, what comes later will also be better.”
I recently read this quote in Paulo Coelho’s international bestseller, The Alchemist. It reminded me that too often we spend so much time reliving the past and worrying about the future, that we forget the importance of living in the present. Too often, we are unable to make the connection between the decisions of today and the impact it will have on the future. As the seer suggested, if we pay attention to improving the present, we are, in essence, improving our future. I must take to heart and share with others this important lesson.
Let us resolve together to not allow a day to pass without making a meaningful attempt at improving our present. Do not mire yourself in the murky recollections of the past or cloudy dreams of the future. Spend today improving the present. Each day offers us numerous opportunities to make decisions that will influence the quality of our future. What kind of decisions are you making on this day?
Time to check in on your progress with TOPS Million Pound Mission to lose 10 or more pounds or be a KOPS in leeway by the end of 2017. How are you doing?