Past, Present, or Future?

Weight Loss

Where are you living your life?

You have 3 choices:

  • You can live for the past.  
    • “It was better when… [we didn’t fight so much, we had more money, I was skinny, I worked at that company, I had the perfect…].” 
    • “I have never been able to do it in the past.”
    • If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results.
    • You talk about past journeys.
    • Today can never live up to how it might have been.
  • You can live for that day in the future.   
    • “One day, when I…[make more money, lose all the weight, find the right partner, have children, have the perfect…], I’ll be happy.”  
    • “I will start again Monday.”
    • “I make lots of goals.  But, I forget about them.  So, I make new ones.”
    • Your focus is on the destination, not the journey.
    • Today can never live up to how it will be in the future.
  • You can live for right now in the present.
    • “I’m going to [eat, say, do, be…] this right now.”
    • I choose every thought, every feeling, and every action for myself.
    • You engage in your journey.
    • Today is where all the action takes place, and it can propel you forward or hold you back.

The truth is, you need a combination of all three:

You need to learn from your past.  Then, let it go, and move on.  It doesn’t define you.

You need to look to your future by setting goals.  You need to map out the route you want your life to take.

You need to live in the present.  You can’t [get the job, lose the weight, find the partner, make the money, etc…] without action today.

Every decision you make today moves you toward your goals or further away from them.

You have to live and act in the present to achieve those goals you’ve set for the future and make today better than yesterday.  

Be present in your life every minute of every day.  

Because, you won’t get those minutes back.

Today won’t necessarily be better than yesterday and it won’t necessarily be better than tomorrow.  

But, today is all you have right now.

Learn from your past, lean toward your future, and live in the moment.