Today’s blog is inspired from a quote we heard on a rerun of M*A*S*H. Colonel Sherman Potter, played by the great Harry Morgan, said,
Isn’t that a profound statement? We loved it so much that we mashed up 6 tips on how to live in the moment.
#1 – Get past the past.
You can’t change it, but you can change the here and now. You’ve learned from the past – now get over it.
This applies to the good as well as the bad. You can’t rest on past successes, either. As the old saying goes, “Failure waits for all who stay with some success made yesterday.” It’s yesterday’s news – move on.
#2 – Stop fretting about the future.
“Tomorrow will take care of tomorrow,” we’re told. You should plan for your future, because that sets your direction. But once you have your plan, you have to focus entirely on the present.
Treat what’s going on now as a stepping stone. You’re working on your future by taking care of business today.
#3 – Stop wishing your life away.
A number of people spend their whole lives wishing it away.
Wishing they were smarter. Or prettier.
Wishing they had more money. Or a bigger house.
They’re so concerned about what they DON’T have that they completely fail to appreciate what they DO have.
#4 – Count your blessings.
Closely related to the last tip, learn to appreciate what you have and who you are. You’re a pretty special person. In fact, you’re the greatest miracle in the world!
So count your blessings. You’ll see that you have a lot for which to be thankful.
#5 – Pay attention to the little things in your everyday life.
Use all your senses. Look around … really LOOK. See all the color, the textures.
Breathe the air. Breathe deep … unless you’re stuck in traffic in Los Angeles! Even then, you can feel the warmth of the sun.
The point – enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
#6 – Get in touch with your child-like nature.
Kids are, without a doubt, our best teacher when it comes to living in the moment. They don’t think about yesterday; they don’t worry about tomorrow.
They only worry about what the other kid is playing with … just like us adults! Some things never change!
To a kid, each day is a new day full of wonder. So give yourself some time to play. Be inquisitive again – ask questions.
Our bigg quote today is by author Louise L. Hay.
Yesterday is gone forever. Tomorrow never comes. So put all your energy into here … now.
Next time, we’ll discuss how to find your fortune through promiscuity. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!