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Live neither in the past nor in the future

"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."

Sir William Osler, to his students British (Canadian-born) physician (1849 - 1919)


If there are mistakes that I have made - then procrastinating will top the list. There are days that I will sit down and plan in details. When it comes to planning, sitting long countless hours matters less. And when I'm planning - I'm planning.

I will come up with a one year plan then subdivide that to a six month and then into a three month plan. To fine tune it I will then come up with a monthly goal and finally a weekly and daily activity to help me accomplish my goals.

I'm telling you, when I plan all will be laid down nice and neat.

But here is the problem!

I have learned through experience that committing to that plan is another thing. Most times, all the planning may add up to zero in terms of accomplishment if there is a lack of commitment, consistent and patience.

Today I want to encourage you that it's far much better to start doing something today no matter how small it's is than spending your time thinking and worrying about the future or regretting the past or spending countless hours planning and fine tuning and then ending up doing nothing.

Start doing something...starting today!

Forget about all that, here is the best thing to do. Starting today, get out and do something that will move your online business a step forward. Perhaps all your past effort may have not yet yielded anything. Yes online technologies are evolving at a very fast pace, I know that can be intimidating.

But for today, put all your efforts towards doing something.

Yes it's good to plan and know what lies ahead.

Yes it's good to revisit the past and know what worked and didn't work.

But today, for your own sake do something however small or big it may be, just do something that will help improve your life than it was yesterday that's the secret of being successful in life.

Remember; "Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."

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