A good friend of mine sent me a quote that seems to perfectly summarize what our attitude should be. It was:
"TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE. SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS."
Doesn't that put it all into simple perspective? Those of us who have less of our life ahead of us than behind are constantly reminded about our age. Companies don't usually advertise with us in mind.
Yet, that is the point of the quote. Why would I waste my time worrying about the past? Why would I get upset by what may happen in the future? The clock is ticking, and none of that worry will slow it down; it can only make me enjoy right now less.
Frankly, I had never thought of time in the way this quote positions it, but it is so logical and true. It is a simple statement of fact that reminds me all I really have is today, right now.
There was another part of the note that contained a concept I really like:
"Move The Needle."In essence, that says life is not meant to be lived stuck in one place, doing one thing in the same way. Being fully alive means moving the needle in your life on a constant basis.
Two simple quotes and two easy-to-understand concepts that take a lifetime to fully understand and appreciate.