Several years ago a lovely client gave me a greetings card that nicely summed up our work together. The caption read:
'Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday, and everything is fine.'
Wow! So simple and yet so powerful, summing up how most of what we worry about never happens and, even if it does, we have survived it.
That saying still makes me smile and it got me thinking about other inspirational quotes that demonstrate how we create our own reality. These two are amongst my favourites:
'Only when we accept the fact that we are where we are because of choices we've made in the past can we live every day of the rest of our lives in the certain knowledge that we can do anything we want to do if we simply make the right choices.' Jim Stovall
'Do something today that your future self will thank you for.' (Sean Patrick Flanery)
That first quote was a game-changer for me. The penny dropped that I wasn’t stuck in the difficult situation I found myself in; I could make choices that would lead to a better outcome.
The second quote is never far from my mind. It motivates me to take action on projects that will provide a future benefit, no matter how small that action is.
So, what choice will you make today?