|- Pope John Paul II|
I am the kind of person who has the unfortunate habit of living for tomorrow instead of today. Occasionally, I enjoy rare bursts of inspiration when tomorrow and today merge, and instead of continuing to put off today’s work until tomorrow, I live for today and take care of my business. I have to admit, I would much rather live a life full of today’s than tomorrows.
The even more unfortunate truth is that I am certain I am not alone. Neither am I in a small minority, or even a large substrate of the population. The people who live for tomorrow instead of today permeate our existence, leaving those who choose today to enjoy the many fruits of this world. Those of us who sometimes overcome our silent pledge to procrastination occasionally taste the joy the world offers when we power through the resilient bonds we have placed around ourselves.
|- Latin for "seize the day"|
We begin to develop the terrible habit when we are young, fostering our addiction like a newfound pet. I will put my toys away later. I will brush my teeth in the morning. I will do my chores after this TV show is finished. Eventually, minor delays become major obstacles to moving forward in our lives. School work succumbs to the inevitable; we choose to sacrifice the quality of our work for some simple pleasure that ultimately, if examined further, will turn out to be trivial at best.
|- Robert Kiyosaki|
Turning the magnifying lens on ourselves is often quite hard because we have to admit our faults. But, I think it is an important step towards leading a happier existence. So, take some time today and look back at yourself. Or, maybe you can do that tomorrow?