40+FAB Blog

Live in the now

Sometimes, we can get so caught up in trying to bring that future vision to pass that we somehow forget to be in the present. Slowly but surely the cries of our loved ones for our attention fades further and further into the background until eventually they fall on our deaf ears.

We justify our unavailability with the line of trying to make a better future for the family, yet we are practicing building that future by excluding them.

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.” We can also infer from this that what we do daily is what we become, or it is the future that we will actualise.

Whatever you are working on today to bring the future to pass, ensure it is filled with all you want to enjoy in your future, that includes your loved ones. Stop for a moment, take a look around you and live in the now remembering that if you repeatedly include all you enjoy in your now as you prepare for your future, then you will have those things accompany you into your future.