If someone were to ask you what was the most important day of your life how would you answer?
If I’m asked that question I have a quick and definitive answer. Today! Today is the most important day of my life because today is the day I have some control over. I can’t change anything about yesterday. The best I can do for tomorrow is have a plan for how I want the day to go.
But today, well today I can take action that could lead to the outcomes I want. Of all the days of my life, today is the only day I can say that.
Your past is important to your education but it’s pretty hard to be good yesterday. The future provides you with vision but you can’t be good tomorrow either. Today is the day you get to make a difference in your life and the life of others.
Many people with great potential have been sidetracked by a past that they can’t change and a future that they can’t see. In their attempt to control every day they end up controlling nothing. The only day you can truly control is today…so control it.
If you were to look on my calendar you would see 30 minutes each morning set aside for planning that day. I use 5:00 to 5:30am to determine exactly how I want my day to go and exactly what I’m willing to do to make that happen.
When my day starts to collide with the events of the day I have some idea of how I’ll respond. Truth be told most days don’t go according to plan but the fact that I have a plan gives me a head start on almost everyone I come into contact with. I have control over my day. Their day has control over them. That’s the power of planning.
You’ll never have a more important day in your life than today…at least not until tomorrow becomes today. What you do today, the actions you take and the decisions you make TODAY can change all the todays in your future.
So be thoughtful with your decisions. Be intentional in your actions. You’ll never have this day again, whatever you do, don’t waste one precious second of it. It’s the most important day of your life!
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Really thoughtful sentiment. Thank you Steve.