Thursday, January 17, 2008

Yesterday, Today, Forever?

I'm making a point this week to take a step back and look at the big picture. I've had a rather rough week with several things happening at once or one right after the other. It's so tempting to just throw up my hands and run screaming from the problem(s). But then I stop and think, "Is it really that bad?" In the whole scheme of things, how "bad" is it? Will I even remember, say, in six months? Chances are, the answer is "no".

As is human nature, it's so easy to get stuck in the NOW. We only see what's RIGHT THERE and we're missing the way out that's over THERE. How many times have you looked back at something and said "Now if only I'd done that. It's so clear."? I know I have. I know I do. And I know I'll do it again. Human nature.

I'm learning to let go of the past, live today, and plan for tomorrow. I always forget the first and the last step. The past isn't helping me except as lessons learned. So I will take those lessons, take note, learn from them, and move on. Living today doesn't mean living FOR today. It means taking what's presented right now and dealing with it, through it or around it to survive and thrive. What's really important is planning for tomorrow. Tomorrow is what matters. Tomorrow is inevitable. So set yourself a solid foundation and plan for tomorrow.