To increase the likely odds that exciting new outcomes will present themselves to us, we have to stay in the present. If we’re feeling sad, pessimistic, mournful, sorrowful, bitter or melancholy, we’re likely spending too much time thinking about the past. 

When we start to feel anxious, nervous, afraid, apprehensive or scared, it’s likely we’re focusing too much on the future. 

Yet neither past nor future will give us accurate guidance about what is going on right now. 

While the importance of appreciating our limited time on Earth tends to become clearer with each year of living, greater appreciation is a characteristic we can hone at any time because it’s a matter of choice. 

It’s only right now that we have the opportunity to decide what we’re going to do to make a difference in our relationships, health, work lives, personal lives or anything else. We can spend hours contemplating, but it’s our actions in any given moment that will make the difference of a better life or not. 

While the winds of change might not always cooperate with our plans, we can still use their force to propel us to where we want to go. So whatchagonnadoaboutit now?

I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.