If you’re looking for the secret to success, there’s no better place to look than the present moment. The past has passed and can’t be changed, and the future doesn’t even exist yet; it’s only today that you can do your best work, build on your experiences and take care of what needs to be taken care of in order to be prepared for tomorrow.
It’s not about predicting what will happen
You might be thinking okay, but how am I supposed to plan for a future that hasn’t happened yet? It’s not about predicting what will happen and then preparing for it- it’s about doing the best you can at this moment, so that when you move onto the next moment, you are in the best position possible. For example, if your goal is to start your own business, don’t worry about all of those uncertainties like where and how- just focus on what you know: you want a business!
The present moment is a gift
In the midst of this uncertain world, it can be hard to think about what’s coming next. But doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. It’s true that there are a lot of factors outside our control, but we have more than enough power over ourselves and our own actions to make a difference. We owe it not only to ourselves but also those around us who will come after us, as well as those who’ve come before us, and those who will come long after us–those who may not yet be born–to do everything we can with whatever time we’re given here on Earth.
Enjoy the journey
It’s tempting to worry about what might happen in the future, but instead of getting caught up in all of your fears, take a step back and look at how far you’ve come so far. You did what you could with the information you had at that time. That was enough then, and it’s enough now. Focus on being where you are right now and be proud of yourself for not giving up when things got tough. Remember that doing your best in this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment:)
Learn from your mistakes
It’s important to take time and reflect on your mistakes, because it’s how you learn from them. Reflecting will help you understand what went wrong, and will help guide you in making better decisions in the future.
It’s also important not to be too hard on yourself about your mistake – the past is in the past, and there’s nothing you can do about it now! It may be a little frustrating or embarrassing when you think back on that situation, but don’t let that stop you from taking a step back and learning from it.
Next time you’re going through something where an opportunity for improvement presents itself, don’t make the same mistakes again! You’ve learned your lesson – so take this new information with you as guidance and try again!
All you need to do
It’s so easy to get caught up in thinking about how we can better our lives and be happier, but that’s a trap. The truth of the matter is, you’re never going to be happy if you’re not happy right now, and there’s no amount of planning that will change that. All you need to do is ask yourself: am I ready for my next moment? If your answer is yes then you are where you are meant to be and are doing what you are meant to do at this point in time.