Tomorrow Never Comes

If you're anything like me, there have been times when we've set a date for sometime in the future when we're finally going to do x, y, or z. 
  • "I'm going to get in shape." 
  • "I'm going to start eating healthy." 
  • "I'm going to start watching my alcohol consumption." 
  • "I'm going to start saving money."
Often, for me anyway, that date comes and goes and I'm stuck in the same position (or worse) without making any significant progress toward creating the life that I seek for myself.

The problem with setting future dates is that it gives us satisfaction that we did some sort of work. "Look, I created these goals." The reality is that tomorrow is going to be just like today if we don't do something about it. There's no magical switch that we can flip so that our vision becomes a reality. It's not going to make a difference that December 31st becomes January 1st.

Additionally, we need to stop waiting for somebody or something to come and save us. The only person that can save us is ourselves. The world-at-large is simply too busy living their own life to give a damn. We got ourselves into this situation and we're the only ones with the power and responsibility to fix it.

If it's truly important to us, we must start now. 
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Identify the smallest possible step and act on it immediately. Build upon it over and over again. Day in and day out. It's the only way. When we fall off the horse, we don't beat ourselves up. We accept it and move on. We learn. We do better next time.

Our best selves and the life we were meant to live is waiting for us. We have to stop wasting time and execute. Right now!