Live in the presentToday’s blog is going to be short, but I hope powerful. I want to motivate you into action this Sunday. A new weeks around the corner and I want you to burst into it full of life, rather than shuffling into it as so many people do on a Monday morning. So here goes…

I want you all to stop thinking about the future, and to start taking chances in the present, because that’s all we have. That’s right. There’s no promise of tomorrow. How many times do you hear of someone who went to the doctor, and three weeks later they were dead because they had a terminal illness or something they didn’t know about?

How many times do you hear of people who just popped out to pick up some milk or something, and got hit by a car in a freak accident?

So many people spend their lives planning for tomorrow, but tomorrow doesn’t always come. We need to stop living for the future and spend more time living in the present. That’s all we have. To create a bright future, you need to live a brighter today. So here’s what I challenge all of you to do today and for the rest of the week…

I want you to make a list of the things you wanted to do for a while but have been putting off. Then I want you to put them in order from one to ten. Every single day this week, I want you to do something to move you closer to your goals on that list. It can be something simple. Don’t say you’re going to travel the world if you’re broke. But what you can do is make a plan for earning the money so you CAN travel the world.

Keep things on the list simple. Make these ten things, things you can actually accomplish without too much trouble. Maybe something like saying hello to an attractive man. Maybe it’s something like asking a guy you’ve been talking to for some time on a date. Maybe it’s clearing the air with a friend or family member you’ve had a disagreement with. I want you to start living your life today, because you need to stop putting all your energy into the future, and start putting some of it into today. It’s all we have, and in reality, when you wake up in the morning none of us can guarantee we’ll make it back to bed that night. It sounds morbid but it’s the truth.

It’s time for you to become present in your life. It’s time to become more interactive in your life. It’s time to get out of your head, and to start living instead of thinking all the time.