[Meaningful Words] Be Present

The future will take care of itself. I want to learn to be present now.
— Michael Hyatt (in his blog post Learning to Be Present Now)

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Too often I find myself either thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

Thinking about the past, I could be obsessing about a previous failure or uncomfortable situation; or reliving a previous success or particularly good day.

Thinking about the future, I worry about future performance, fearing failure again, or I start wondering/daydreaming what my next big project will be.

The thing is, while all this is happening, there is the present. The people I am with need me to be there. They need my full attention and full passion. This is true at work, and even more so at home. My wife needs me to be present. My daughter needs me to be present. My colleagues and workmates need me to be present.

A well known quote says, ” Life is what happens while we’re making other plans.”

I don’t want my life to pass me by. I don’t want to be there with my mind someplace else. I want to be present.

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