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“There is a danger in the word someday when what it means is “not this day.” -Henry B Eyring
It is common for me to hear from clients the following:
“I know what I need to do but I just don’t seem to be able to get myself to do it.”
Perhaps you have felt the same way from time to time. I think that this experience is just part of the human condition and experience. We have all felt this way from time to time. One of the ways to help with us is to always remember that life can only be lived one day at a time. There is nothing so challenging that it cannot be dealt with one day at a time or one moment at a time.
THIS DAY is the most important day you’ll ever have!
THIS DAY you can do what is right.
If something has been bothering you for a while, do something about it today. You have already thought enough about it. You know what you need to do so just do it. Maybe all you need is a little nudge, here is that little nudge.
Trust yourself and in your ability to do what you need to do. This is a powerful idea for sure if you will but nourish it and give it your attention.
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People are given to wondering what would have happened if they had done differently: what would have happened if they had turned the other corner, what would have happened if they had taken the other road. Of course, we can’t help wondering, but these are things we seldom know for certain. We can speculate as to the probabilities of what might have been, but seldom, if ever, could we definitely determine the full and ultimate consequences of the decision we didn’t make or of the things we didn’t do. Even if we could go back, and even if we did decide differently, we should still have cause to wonder, because almost every choice we make means passing up many other possible choices. No doubt all of us have some regrets and misgivings, and no doubt all of us think at times how our decisions could have been wiser and how our lives could have been better. But one of the greatest wastes in the world is brooding upon the past.
(When one is dealing with addiction issues there is a great tendency to get stuck in the past). This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t regret past error. It doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t think how we would face a similar situation if we should meet with one again. Nor does it mean that we shouldn’t repent and improve upon the past. Surely we should and must. But those who look too much upon the past, those who think too much about what might have been, are running something of the same risk as the driver who keeps his eyes too much upon his rear-view mirror and is inattentive to the road ahead. Experience is a great teacher. It is the road we have been over. But the wrecks in the rear aren’t the ones we are now trying to avoid. It’s the curves ahead that count now. Whatever mistakes we have made, whatever debts we have incurred, whatever duties we have deferred, our only way out is ahead. This is life’s’ inflexible formula. What has been and might have been may well serve as a warning – but what may yet be is our cause of first concern. - Richard L. Evans
Focus on the future.
You Can Do It!
Plant Your Future Picture Seed but State it in the Present Tense
When you write out your Future Picture Statement it is critical that you write it in the present tense as if it were already a reality. It is important to understand that the unconscious brain simply responds to the program it has been given. The power of the pre-frontal cortex lies in the fact that it can write the new program and send it to the unconscious brain though consistent application of the daily’s and pro-active present tense affirmations. To the unconscious brain the part that drives 95% of our behavior everything is in the present. It cannot distinguish between past present and the future. If you say “Someday” I’ll do this or that to the unconscious it hears, “I don’t have to worry about that now” and the action is put off.
Remember to “Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain. It is not in the moment of their forming but in the moment of their producing motor effects, that resolves and aspirations communicate the new “set” to the brain.” -William James