In Others’ Words: The Best Thing About the Future
I’ve heard the “One day at a time” phrase until it’s so worn down it’s easily ignored.
Abraham Lincoln’s take on the “One day” adage made me stop and think. All those days? They add up to the future. Yep, that’s true.
But I can only take ’em — I can only live them — one at a time.
The times I get tripped up by worry and fear? When I’ve grabbed fistfuls of those days-in-the-future and tried to answer all the what-ifs.
There’s no doing that.
And if I stop long enough, and think like honest Abe, I’d realize the best thing about the future is the singleness of its approach.
One day at a time.
The only thing I can do about tomorrow? The things I am doing today. The choices I am making today.
In Your Words: When you read or hear the word “future,” how do you feel? Do you think, “Bring it on! I can’t wait to run and meet what’s ’round the bend!” Or do you dread tomorrow — or the slew of tomorrows you’re imagining? How do your prepare for the future?
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