Friday, October 2, 2009

Stop figuring out where you're going and enjoy where you're at.



Too many people spend too much of their precious time worrying about the future. True, the future is a scary concept, especially in today's struggling economy. Prices are rising and wages are staying the same. Being a college student in America, I know how scary the future is. I already have $5,000 in loans and there's plenty more to come just so I can get myself through school.

But through all this, I have come to realize one thing: live for the present. Live every moment as if it were your last. Live like you were dying. I'm not saying don't think about the future. I'm saying don't worry about it. If you work hard and live great, every piece will fall into place.

Advice of the day: Laugh when nothing's funny, dance when there's no music, sing like you've never sung before, love 'til it hurts, cry when you're sad, smile when you're happy, and live every day like it's your last. 

This is something everyone has trouble remembering. We're constantly revolving around the trivial matters... gossip, drama, enemies and frenemies. Too many angry words are wasted on the people you love. Think before you speak so you regret nothing you've said.

Another word to the wise: stop living in the past. The past does nothing but haunt you. Thinking "what if" about every regret you've had does nothing for you. There is no such thing as time travel. You cannot go back and change the past. So take my advice and live for each new day. Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise. Sit on your porch and enjoy the sunset. Allow these moments to set you free...

Song of the day: James Otto "Days Of Our Lives"

14 comments:

Bendigo's Rage said...

true words and well said :)

Wonjee said...

I concur with everything you've said. I guess it is easier to be said than done. But at least, we can all try!

★ Hollie ★ said...

This is all so true!!

Too often, we seem to dwell on the past SO much that there is no time left for today.

Its frustrating and I wish more people would understand. They would have happier, more fulfilled days!!

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Emma Grace* said...

What a great entry! I think these are very true words but at least for me - easier said than done! Definitely something to think about and strive for.

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Bobbi said...

I love your blog and I'm glad you started following me or else I might not have found it. The words you speak are so true and I've been trying to tell this to everyone I know for ages now.

Dayne Gingrich said...

Couldn't agree with you more. Actually just wrote about a similar experience of mine.

Thank you for your message of "NOW... ONLY NOW!"

-Dayne

Tgoette said...

I think that we should print out this blog and stick it to the fridge because we so easily forget these things and lapse into our old bad habits. Great post!

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Tami G said...

no truer words spoken! Great words to live by! LOVE IT!

plainolebob said...

this is one of the hardest lessons in life to learn, and i learned it the hard way.
a very very good read

plainolebob said...

You are now a true "HOT DAWG", come see

lifechick said...

I don't tend to dwell on the past, but I do give lots of thought to the future. I at least try to do this while also enjoying the present, which seems to work for me.

LookingForNormal said...

I needed to read this. Also easier said than done with me. But I'm getting better. Did I see that you are 21? How did you get so much wisdom at such a young age? Very good post. Thanks.

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