Live now, not later

Why would I think about missing a shot I haven’t taken yet?

Michael Jordan (The Last Dance)

“The Last Dance” was a fascinating look into what is arguably the best sports team in history. Love him or hate him, Michael Jordan was a master at what he did. One thing he did really well was to focus on the moment. It didn’t matter if the Bulls were up or down in a series, his focus was on the moment because the future wasn’t written yet.

This pandemic has shown us this reality. The future isn’t written the way we may have hoped for. Life can completely be altered in the span of a few months. Every dream and hope we’ve built for the future can crumble.

The incessant worrying and planning of the future is a waste of time and energy.

This has probably been the greatest lesson I’ve taken from our current state. 

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a well-worn butt groove in the worrying & planning chair.

Things can change – quickly, drastically, unexpectedly. We have no control over any of that. 

It’s important to have a vision for the future, but the challenge is not to be married to the vision before it comes to fruition. 

We are not entitled to our vision of the future. 

The future arrives only by living in the present moment and every present moment thereafter.

One thought on “Live now, not later”

  1. Thanks for sharing Diego – I believe you can become the person you want to become and the rest of life is just minor details!

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