“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.”
Someone sent me this quote today and it really stood out to me. Too often, I find myself planning and questioning the moves I make in life… I think we are all guilty of this. We have this unrealistic expectation that we will live forever so we continue to put things off.
This planning, questioning, and procrastination we have adopted is not really living though. We always put things off. In particular, we put off life itself. We tell ourselves that our lives will be better later… we can live when we graduate, have a family, send the kids to college, retire, etc. That is not living!
We need to stop all of that! This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for the future or have goals that we are working towards; It means we shouldn’t stress out about the future. We are all guilty of living far too cautiously. The future will get here when it gets here, but in the mean time what are you doing to live for today?
We need to learn to live one day at a time.
Below is a video of a man who was on the plane that landed on the Hudson River. While his plane descended, he was mentally preparing himself for death, but he realized it wasn’t death he was afraid of… it was all of the things he didn’t do while he was alive. After surviving this horrific experience, his life changed for the better.
Live for today…
Carpe the hell out of this Diem.