HOW TO LIVE EACH NEW DAY.
Do you always see each day as a new beginning _ one that’s fresh, clean, and full of possibilities_ or do you sometimes wake up and look back at yesterday, thinking about all the things you could have or should have done differently? Beginning a new day with thoughts about the previous one is like writing on a chalkboard that hasn’t been washed since the start of the school year. Your new message is going to be hard to distinguish among all the other faded messages on the dusty surface. Chalky, ghostly, images of minutes, hours and days gone by make it hard to focus on activities of the present or to look ahead at the future. The best way to start any day is to treat it like it’s a clean slate. First, tell yourself, there is nothing I can do today that will change the course of yesterday. Then sit at your desk or kitchen table and compile a list titled “Just for today” these are your goals from the next twenty-four hours. At the end of the day, throw this list away so that you can begin a new one tomorrow! You have no idea what’s in store for you today, but you will never know unless you keep your attention focused fully on the present.
Thomas Jefferson said, I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.