“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

Whenever I’m in doubt, or stuck in my head (likely looping the mistakes in my past), I eventually come to one conclusion on how to make forward progress and momentum:

Just shut up and do something about it. It’s easy to given to hopeless thoughts, thinking that you’ll always be stuck where you are right now. But that’s not true. Where you are is just one option, in a sea of many. We have the power to make small changes in the present and change it if we decide too. If you don’t like it — a bad habit, a poor track record, a bruised reputation, a broken body, a mediocre job, etc — decide to change it, and then go do it.

Today is the day. Our chance to start over. To try again. To completely get it our all. Tomorrow doesn’t matter. Yesterday is not worth dwelling on.

By focusing all our efforts and enthusiasm in this moment, we can put a dent in the change we want to see in ourselves, our lives and the world.

Not everyone will make the effort. But you can.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #737

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