If you want to create a new life, a new beginning, a new start, where you are coming from doesn’t count. It does not matter. It does not matter where you have been to; it matters where you are going to. It matters how you are going to get there. It matters who is going there with you. It matters what you are going to do to get there.
Do not worry about where you have been. Worry about now. Worry about where you are going. Worry about whether or not you have what it takes to get to where you are going. Worry about that. If you want to move forward in your life, if you want to change your past mistakes, you can do it now. You cannot start yesterday, but you can start right now, right where you are. Your life is now.
Life is in the present, not in the past. Life is in the present, not in the future. Yesterday is gone. If you want a better life, you can’t keep living in the past. If you do that, you are wasting your time. Also, you cannot live your life in the future. The future is yet to come, so don’t waste your time thinking about what will happen to you. The present moment is all you have to change your life.
Everything that has the power to change your life is happening right now. Everything is happening right now. The opportunity you are looking for is right in front of you. Don’t miss it. Don’t focus on yesterday. Don’t focus on tomorrow. Focus on now- the present moment. I am not saying you shouldn’t plan for tomorrow. You should plan for tomorrow, but don’t let tomorrow’s plans take up much of today.
If you do, you will miss everything. You cannot go back and change your mistakes, but you can change your life now. You cannot go back to rewrite the exam you failed yesterday, but you can prepare for it and write it now. You cannot go back and remarry your wife, but you can marry her right now. You cannot go back and attend your high school graduation party, but you can graduate now. You cannot go back and change how you did on your past job interview, but you can get it right now. You cannot go back and change your college grades, but you can prepare to get better grades now.
Everything that can change your life is happening right now. Do not miss it. Why is it important to focus on the now? Because many of us have missed our opportunities to get better in life because we were busy thinking about how poorly we did yesterday and what we are going to do in the future. But if we really want to get things done in life, it is very important to concentrate on what is going on in front of us. Don’t worry about yesterday. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Worry about now. Because you can start now and finish well. Life is in NOW.