How The Future Can Destroy You & What To Do About It?
by Clive Einstein
I'm nearly 27 and I have my fair share of mistakes that I've (fortunately) made in my life thus far. I am fortunate that those mistakes that I've done were committed; had I not, I would not have learned much about the simplicity of life really.
Life is Simple...
Had I not dared myself to start writing at the age of fifteen and brave enough to submit my works to several book agents and publishing houses, I would have not discovered the thrill and beauty of writing.
Had I not dared myself to speak in front of a large audience, I would not have met the great people that are still with me today.
Had I not dared myself to embark on an entrepreneurial journey right after college, I would not have discovered my strengths and weaknesses.
You see, I was too eager to plan for the future and live the future, I had forgotten to live the present. Even today. In my attempt to escape the harsh reality of life today, I look to the future. I kept on telling myself that 'I still have tomorrow'.
As much as the past can be a poisonous disease that eats us slowly, focusing too much on the future can be even more fatal. For we have gone through the past, but the future isn't here yet. What we do have is here and now.
I wrote in my previous article that two of my friends had died before they can fully realize their ambitions, and it was a wake-up call for me, personally.
I would be lying if I say I have consciously lived my presents, but with that thought at the back of my mind, I am more consciously aware of living the present than focusing too much on what isn't here yet.
I am learning appreciate everything that's going on around me, taking in as much as possible.
Here are some of the things I have consciously done so far:
Travel. When was the last time you had a trip with the people you love and care about, and not being too worried to take pictures and put them on Instagram?
Dinner. When was the last time you did not take out your phone while at the dinner table with your friends/ family?
Yes. When was the last time you said YES to a gathering or a trip with the people you care about?
These are some of the little things that made such a big difference in my life, and hopefully you'll be able to find your own unique spots.