“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
― George Harrison
In life you have to be “present” to win. It’s like a raffle ticket, you have to be there to collect the prize. It’s the same with our life, we have to be there to win and so often we are somewhere else and we miss the opportunity to win the prize.
For many people their career is the target of most of their energy. Sometimes so much energy is put into the career that there is nothing left for other things in life. Vacations get put on hold because the work load increases so quickly that a vacation only means doing more work when you get back.
Living in a world of distractions means that being present to enjoy the moment or participate more fully in life is often pushed to the side.
What does it take to be present?
1. Know who you are?
2. Know where you are?
3. Know what you are doing?
It looks simple doesn’t it? Do you really know who you are? Many people really don’t know “who” they are. They usually know what they aren’t though. Do you know where you are? If you have a plan you must be somewhere on that path to achieving your life’s goal. Do you know where you are? And, do you know what you are doing? Are you asking for help when you want help. Perhaps you don’t want help until you need it and if you wait that long you might be in place you really don’t want to be. Ask for help and seek it before you need it.
Go out and be present in all that you do.