TODAY; YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW
How was your day, today?
What about yesterday?
Seriously, look back on all the things you did today. Did you act like the person you wish to become? If you repeated today every day for the next year, realistically, where would you end up?
How you spend each day is a clear indicator of who you are and who you will become. It’s not enough to simply want a better future. You need to know what that future looks like, and start living that way today. We all have 24 hours each day. If your days aren’t solid, your life won’t be solid. Once you master your days, success is inevitable.
Winners act like winners before they start winning. If you’re not acting like a winner today, you won’t be a winner tomorrow. If you are to really accomplish your goals and dreams, how much differently would your regular day need to be than today was?
In order to achieve your dreams, what does a “normal” day look like? You have to consciously design your ideal life and one of the best ways is to start with your ideal day. What does that actually look like? What activities must happen daily for you to live exactly how you want to be living? You may have several things in the way of your ideal day right now, but are you getting closer?
Meredith Wilson said it best: “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.” There is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today. You know you should be doing something - whether that’s working on your report, being present with your loved ones etc. – and you knowingly act in contradictory ways.
You may justify your behaviour and convince yourself you’re on the path toward your dreams. But an honest look in the mirror would reveal that you’re deceiving yourself. Your behaviours directly translate into your results and when you consciously sabotage yourself, you cannot have confidence. Instead, you’ll have depression and failure.
How close to your values and goals are you living? There’s no way around it. If you want to be successful, you have to act successful. As Aristotle has said, “You are what you repeatedly do.”