Now’s the time

I’ve only got a short blog entry on tap for today — it’s been a super busy day and don’t have a whole lot of time to write today. Nevertheless I still wanted to get something out there.

This morning I was listening to a podcast where the host talked about living for and seizing this moment, that tomorrow is fiction; it doesn’t exist. Putting off our hopes and aspirations for tomorrow gets you no closer to seeing it come to fruition. Instead, we need to drop all the excuses and get started today — even if it’s just a tiny step, it’s still a step in the right direction.

I’d talk more about some of the things that I want to start working on, but two things: one, I need to flush the ideas out more in terms of how I’m going to execute this, and two, I don’t want the dopamine hit of getting positive feedback from friends and relatives. So I’m keeping everything pretty close to the chest for now. When I’m a month or two into my endeavors, I’ll start to talk about it more. But for now, my seize the moment tasks are centered around outlining what it is I’m going to put my energy towards, the timelines for when I want to get things going, and documenting all the moving parts that I need to put into place. Just beginning the process of writing these things down in private is a dramatic help to get the ball rolling.

Life is short. We really don’t know how many days, weeks, months, or years we’ll have left — we really cannot afford to squander away our time and rob the world of our talents, gifts, and creations.

Memento mori.

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