Your Future Is Created by What You Do Today, Not Tomorrow
It’s funny how our future is an easy thing to get caught up in without really doing anything to create the future we want. It can be tough to understand, that Your Future Is Created by What You Do Today, Not Tomorrow. It’s all too easy to think about things you want to do or achieve tomorrow, next week, next month, next year; yet the actual “doing” gets set aside for another time. Sometime in the future.
Operating this way though, when that future comes, next week, next year, the doing still needs done, and the future didn’t yield the results we wanted.
What’s difficult is realizing that there is never a better time than the present to help guide the outcome of our future. Perhaps it’s because the concept is so powerful. Perhaps it’s because today is now, and today doesn’t seem like anything special.
I get it, it’s so easy to feel like now, today, doesn’t seem like it has much bearing at all on the future.
But if you think about it a bit more philosophically, realistically even, now is gone in the blink of an eye, and then there is just more … now. Eventually, even tomorrow will become now. So when when you look at it this way, there is only really ever… now.
So, perhaps the difficulty is in seeing “now” as a gift; now as the Present one should never ever waste. Because the future is what we make of it, it is undetermined. And you are determining that future, right now.
Right “now”, you are here with me reading this post. And if in doing so, you come to the conclusion that “now” is special and entirely capable of molding your future, then my now, my Present is not wasted. Neither is yours.
We all have something special we can share with others. And when we share that something special, it makes the world a better place. Think of all the great things we enjoy today. Someone shared their something special with the world to give us that, even our freedom to do so ourselves.
And when it comes to online business, there is no difference what so ever. In fact, that’s what online business should be all about; sharing our something special, our gift(s), with others. That’s what makes you shine, what makes you unique. Your something special is what makes you, you.
Perhaps your passion is creating heavenly essential oils. Perhaps you can make video tutorials to help people fix their broken sink faucet. Maybe you provide a catering service, or bake yummy donuts…
Whatever your something special is, if you never spend your “now” sharing it, it will never benefit anyone else. And if your goal for your future is for your something special to make you money, it’s not going to happen if you never spend “now” sharing it.
You see, right now, someone needs to fix their sink. Right now someone wants to dab some Lavender essential oil on their collar, or put it into an infuser so they can take in the scent and relax. Right now someone is needing a caterer to make their anniversary party special.
If you are out there sharing your special something now, every chance you get, the future you want will be there. Or at least you’ll have a better chance of having that future you envision for yourself. And those people you help with their sink, with your essential oils, well, you make their future better as well.
That’s how you can use “now”, the Present, as a gift for both yourself, and others. And it can make your dreams of future success, making money or an entire living sharing your special something online, a reality.
Be one of those people who gets things done. Now. Because those are the people who produce results, people others can rely on. People that rarely, if ever, say things like “I can’t.”, or “I don’t have time.” They don’t complain about the work, or the learning curve they must tackle in order to get where they want to go. They also do not tend to give up easily.
People who understand how powerful now can be don’t put off for tomorrow what can be done today. They understand the importance of building their future today, every day. Those are the people who others respect, admire, count on, and look up to the most. Because those are the people who succeed in whatever they set their minds to. Because they are doing it right now.
It’s the same with our personal lives as well. The relationships we build today, whether it be with our spouse, our children, our siblings, our parents, or our friends; those are the relationships we will have to live with, and work with in the future.
And the beauty of this is; you always know that you can start creating your future now, today!
Understanding that we are working on our future right now, that we never have time to waste sitting idly by, that the things we do today can have a major impact on our tomorrow, our future; that’s powerful stuff.
Now, for us workaholics, I am not talking about passing up some well-deserved R&R, or time with our children, and family. Even some much needed time to ourselves to reflect, exercise, take care of ourselves. That is time well spent. Because if we are doing those things, we are still working on our future. You don’t have much of a future if you don’t take care of yourself. So be sure to take time for you.
There is another old adage that goes “You reap what you sow.” Same thing; the main point is, be mindful of what you do now, today, every day. These decisions and actions are what mold and sculpt your future.
“Actions speak louder than words.”
Another relevant phrase, because your actions show who you are, and what you stand for. They create your future. And those are the actions you are or aren’t taking every day.
So make the most of now, of every day my friends. Live life to the fullest; work hard, play well, take care of yourself. Be passionate about the things you enjoy most, and love with all your might. Whatever you do, do it well, and do it now, today. Do it every day. Because today is where your future begins. And when you start creating it today, you’ll build the future you always wanted, the future you deserve!
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog 🙂 And don’t forget to take a break and enjoy something relaxing for a few moments while you are creating all of that future today; remember, a rested mind is a more productive mind!
My Best in All Your Efforts,