“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”

When it comes to living, many of us suffer from one of two problems: we spend all our time looking back or all our time looking forward. When you really live, you live in the moment, not in the past or the future. That does not mean that you cannot follow your dreams, but it does mean that you must take the time to appreciate what is happening right now. We must learn to live each and every day as if it is the last. What will do you today to promote this mantra?

It may help to get a little perspective on time itself. Time is something that passes around us, but we are also a part of it. You have been alive every second since you were born, and during that time millions of seconds have passed. Every single moment you have lived you have been doing something. What you were doing might not have been productive; you may have been worrying, regretting or engaging in some other negative mental exercise. On the other hand, there have probably been moments of joy and happiness as well. We live each second, but we do not always enjoy each second we live.

Since we have to live every second of every day for the rest of our lives anyway (and I do not suggest you try not living them!), why not make the most of every moment? It simply makes more sense than struggling through the day. You can start by getting rid of the mindset that says, “Tomorrow I will start taking care of myself,” or “The past was so much better than the present.” You really do not have any other day but today, because yesterday is done and tomorrow is not promised.
When you live in the moment and follow your dreams on a day-by-day basis, you really begin to live, maybe for the first time in your life. No matter how much time you may have wasted in the past, start right now living in today!

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