Can you imagine in this 21st century a night without those lighting and sparkling effects of a bulb? Ouch….. You would’ve had a perpetual hatred for each approaching evening. Yet that’s what would’ve happened if Thomas Edison had been ruled by “I’ll do it tomorrow.” His experiments would’ve been known only in the camp of the dead.
It’s important and beautiful to approach tomorrow with hope. But those who will truly experience its hope are those who shape it with their today’s decisions and actions. Even God didn’t just hope for a new tomorrow for us after man’s fall in the garden. He shaped it by both His decision and action that day, sacrificing his only son for us.
You’ll hate your tomorrow if all you do is handover today’s responsibilities to it.
Tomorrow doesn’t really bring anything of itself. It’s empty like a womb. And it’s your today’s decisions and acts that give it value. It’s just like a fertile ground. Though fertile, it produces nothing of itself. You must put seed into it to harvest what it brings.
That’s why no matter how much you hope to graduate with a first class as a student, it will not see the light of day if you don’t sit and study today. And no matter your hope of making it to heaven tomorrow, it’s your righteousness today that determines it. Don’t deceive yourself. Today determines tomorrow.
A new day is simply a tomorrow that just arrived. And it comes with new opportunities and fresh resources of time and energy so you can act differently and engage the changes you desire.
Great men don’t just predict tomorrow. Before they do, be sure they’re busy shaping it today.
We can trace the daily inputs of people like Bill Gates, Myles Munroe, David Oyedepo, Aliko Dangote, Mark Zuckerberg, Helen Keller and even our greatest mentor, Jesus Christ. They did simple things. And they did them the very day they had the opportunity to.
Think of the possibility Bill Gates brought to bear. Bringing computer to your table, even the one in your house. This idea would’ve been buried in the mud of “I’ll do it tomorrow.
Whatever you can’t do today, you may not do tomorrow.
You may be thinking,” ooh, I know myself, I’ll surely do it tomorrow. I won’t forget.” And you’re right. But the more you shift it from today to tomorrow, the farther away it moves out of your control. And the easier it gets not doing it.
It was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who said,” What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” Think about the many things you would’ve finished by now if you had at least started them. But you allowed “I’ll do it tomorrow” to steal it from you.
Maybe your challenge is that, you never want to start anything in a small way. Or you want to be perfect or acquire everything before starting. But here’s the advice Andy Weir has for you; “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Don’t wait for an inspired ending to come to mind. Work your way to the ending and see what comes up.”
If your many procrastinations yesterday couldn’t improved your today, what makes you keep believing that your tomorrow will be better even if you don’t take responsibility today? Awake from your sleep.
Learn to live your life in today, and not tomorrow. Live in the now. Activate those ideas today. Decide today and now. My friend, act now. And just like Pablo Picasso said,” Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” The future starts today and not tomorrow. Therefore rise up to the occasion and make things happen now.
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