April 14, 2019

It’s How You Play The Game


The here and now is all we have and if we play it right it’s all we need. So said Ann Richards. I agree. The most important moment is the present moment. But how to live that?

Many of us live out our lives with one eye on the past, a past that’s already gone – and the other on the future, that’s not here yet. Choosing to live in the past or in the future steals your todays and robs you of living to the fullest.

Living in the present, takes work, time and humility. If you are new to this philosophy, here are just five of many practices to get you started:

  1. Live more simply. Cut back on what you don’t want and what you don’t really need. Live as lean as you can. Don’t let all the things overtake you. They are just ‘stuff.’
  2. Stay in control of your attitude. Strive to stay positive in spite of all you hear and observe. It is easier to give in to societal convention and cynicism, but don’t. Nothing of any real, lasting value has ever been produced by a cynic.
  3. Be more compassionate and considerate of others. Start today, right now. You’ll be amazed at what flows back to you when you do.
  4. Make a conscious effort to fully appreciate the ‘little things,’ the sights, sounds and smells, and the various emotions you feel and encounter each day.
  5. Love your work. If you don’t or can’t, resolve to appreciate the good things about it. Then get involved with something outside of work that feeds your soul and gladdens your heart.

Live forward. Never look back. No one knows what the future holds so give each day your best shot. When you have gone as far as you can go, you’ll know what to do next.

It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

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