“Do not dwell on the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
It easy to fall into the FUTURE TRAP.
“Here’s our 5-year plan…”
“This is what 2021 will look like…”
Just a quick reminder…
The future will bring us a thousand unexpected variables we can’t control.
We can deal with them when they get here.
In the meantime…
Want this to be an AWESOME YEAR?
Focus on the PRESENT MOMENT.
Be fully engaged with WHAT and WHO is in front of you.
Seth Godin likes to say, “It’s not about what’s next, it’s about what’s now.”
Own the moment.
The future will follow.
“Half of the troubles of life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” – Josh Billings
It’s one of the shortest words in the English language.
It has the POWER to free your day.
And clear your mind.
It’s also one of the hardest to say:
Want more FREE TIME?
“No, I can’t make it.”
Want to be less BUSY?
“No, I am not available.”
Want to FOCUS more on what matters most to you?
“No, I have something else scheduled.”
Ryan Holiday wrote, “The more you SAY NO to the things that don’t matter, the more you can say yes to the things that do.”
Saying “No” takes COURAGE.
It may even get some people ticked off at you.
Because SAYING NO lets you live life on your terms.
No better way to start a new year than doing that.