“Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
We have this innate desire to romanticize our past. Perhaps we were more confident, more athletic, or had our life more figured out.
But the only constant in life is change.
And thus, we are no longer in the past…
On the flipside, we also fantasize about the future.
We get all caught up on the things we will do. This can cause stress and anxiety. It can also cause us to lose the desire to pursue our goals if all we do is think about them.
That’s why we must shift our focus to the present. Having deep awareness for the present is our greatest asset.
Giannis said it most eloquently recently:
Therefore, our ability to come to terms with the present moment is imperative.
Being present is the key to life.
Understanding our current circumstances, age and where we’re at in our journey unlocks doors that were right in front of our faces that we didn’t previously see.
As I strengthen my awareness of the key aspects of my current situation, I’m able to think more critically about them and how to improve my life on a day to day basis.