How Living in the Present Leads to Success

Posted on by Austin Condiff

What does it mean to really live in the present? It means that your whole focus and awareness centers on the here and now. You are not worried about what has happened in the past, nor are you concerned about what will happened in the future. You live life to it’s fullest in the present moment.

Time is all relative. Time is about what is happening now. If you think about it, time is a sequence of events. What is in the future depends on what happens now, and we are at where we are at because of what happened in the past. There is really no reason to dwell on the past because we can not change the past, and the only way to change the future is to change the present. Learn from the past, live in the present, and work towards the future.

Start taking control of your life

If you don’t like where you are, or where you have been, if you worry or fear something that might happen in the future, rather than worrying, do something about it. You are in full control of your life. There are things that you can do right now to alter your future. There are also things that you can do to prevent history from repeating itself. So stop stressing and start doing.

Believe in yourself and in your bright future

Your future is only what you make of it. You become your thoughts and it is your thoughts that are the blueprint of your life. If all you believe, think, and aspire to do is flip burgers at McDonalds, guess what buddy, that is all you will do in life because you never believed you could do something so much more brilliant.

The power of one is remarkable. If we but allow ourselves to think and believe that we can and will do amazing things we will. That doesn’t go to say that we won’t have setbacks.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”, Michael Jordan was cut from their high school basketball team, and 27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book. What’s your excuse?

If we persevere, and press forward in our belief and goal, amazing things will happen. Just imagine if each of us had that simple idea that we carried, this world would see more revolutionary breakthroughs than ever though imaginable.

It is not so much what we have done or where we have been, but it is where we are willing to go that makes each one of us who we are.

Stop living in the past, whether good or bad

The past is behind us, whether good or bad. Let us keep it there and move forward with life. I have known parents of children who go to their football games and literally live through their kid as if it were them scoring that winning touchdown because they miss the high school life so bad. It is dangerous to do not only this but also live life in regret. It is not where we have been in life, it is where we go from here that really matters.

To conclude I just want to add that I personally believe in each one of you. You have the power to succeed if you live your life in the present to change your future in a positive way, regardless of what has happened in the past.