“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” Louise Smith
The amazing idea I had that didn’t fall into place … Who cares? It is what it is.
All the work I was supposed to do last week, but couldn’t because of the wild Santa Ana wind storm … Oh, well.
The opportunity I let pass me by because I didn’t believe in myself enough … Could have, should have, but didn’t.
What’s the point in looking backward, when there are so many things you can actually impact and change in the moment you are experiencing right now?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all about learning from the past and the lessons that come our way. I know we are absolutely supposed to live and learn and that is something I continually work to do.
But, living and learning is extremely different from regretting what did or didn’t happen.
We are supposed to live and learn.
We are not supposed to look back and regret what did or didn’t happen.
Because (similar to a great Emerson quote) … Every minute we waste on regrets, we give up sixty seconds of focusing on what we can really do right now.
“Our future isn’t determined by anything that happened 20 years ago, 30 years ago, or even 10 minutes ago. It’s determined by who we are and what we think right here, right now, in this moment.” Marianne Williamson
And, that’s really what it is all about.
Did you go through a lot of stuff in the past? Yes.
Did you make some mistakes? Probably … who didn’t?
Has the last year been a bit of a whirlwind filled with ups and downs? Possibly. I know its been a wild one for me.
But, that’s life.
I am not discounting anything that has happened or that is still happening or saying that the things that happen to us don’t matter. Trust me, I get it that some real serious stuff can come our way.
However, everything that has happened to us has brought us to this exact moment and we are now prepared to take advantage of this moment in a way that we couldn’t have before.
We have been schooled. We have experienced a lot. We have lived and learned.
And, now it’s time to take advantage of the time, the day, the moment that is in front of us right now.
So, that’s the way I work and I hope, if you aren’t doing this already, you will seriously consider joining me.
We have amazing potential to do so much and really live life to the fullest. But, in order to do so, we need as much of our attention and focus as possible on the moment right in front of us. We can’t allow it to be tainted with regrets of things that did or didn’t happen.
We need to live this moment the way it was meant to be lived.
Let go of any and all regrets.
Pour all of your attention and energy into what you are doing right now.
Reflect on your true potential and all you are really capable of as many times as you can remember.
Really experience and live the moment that is currently in front of you.
Take advantage of all the Possibilities of Today.