It was Benjamin Franklin who advised us to ‘never put off till tomorrow that which you can do today’. Wise words, but how many of us really adhere to them? How many of us, rather than follow his advice, live in tomorrow land?
Tomorrow is a place full of great hope, a place full of the very best of intentions and untold success. The truth is tomorrow is a day that exists only for those who are not prepared to seize today. For it is today where you have the ability to turn your dreams in to reality, it is today where you lay the foundations for a future of success, it is today where life is lived.
There’s another quote that I love and it says that ‘yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it the present’. To me this says that we need to live in the moment, not for it, we need to make the most of the time we have right now and stop waiting for tomorrow. There is no better time to start anything; a new habit, a new business, a new goal or a new commitment, than today.
Yet many of us find it easier to delay until tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes and as such we never move forward, we never achieve our goals and we never reach our full potential in life. What can you do today that you have been delaying until tomorrow?