“Do something today that your tomorrow will thank you for!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
A phrase that I’d often use in the closing moments of my keynote on stage – a call to action, inspiration for taking the message from a a conference and hitting the ground running.
It’s actually a common phrase – and there are a lot of variations on this quote, the most common being “Do something today that your future self will thank you for!”
Commit this idea to heart each and every day – every moment matters, every step counts, every initiative is an investment. Why waste your time stressing about the fact that you yesterday is gone, when the only thing that matters today is the effort that you make to get to tomorrow? We can often become the architect of our failure by focusing too much on what we did, rather than what we might yet do.
I live this philosophy every single day – I’m spending a massive amount of my time building awesome virtual stage sets for which there is yet little demands, and yet as it arrives tomorrow, I’ll be one of the few who is ‘massively ready!’
Why bother? Because successful people always arrive in the future long before the future actually arrives, because they are willing to put in the effort despite uncertainty and lack of clarity.