Trophies represent something that previously happened. They commemorate experiences in the recent or distant past. Dreams, on the other hand, are those things that we hope to achieve someday. So, what's between trophies and dreams? Today.
We can get so focused on our trophies that we live life in reverse. People and organizations do that all the time. They remember days when things were better and they try to recreate those experiences. They believe that recreating the past is better than moving toward an unknown future.
We also can get so focused on our dreams that we overlook our present realities. We have a picture of the future that we believe can become a reality someday. People in this frame of mind can easily ignore today's responsibilities because their hyper-focus on their dreams is distracting them.
Somewhere between our trophies and our dreams is a reality in which you and I must live. We can't escape it. We can't go back and alter past experiences. Neither can we fast forward to the future to avoid the present. We must live it one moment at a time.
So, what are you doing with the moments you have? It's great to learn from experiences and to develop goals that motivate you, but what about today? Are you investing your life in someone else? Are you looking for ways to motivate someone to achieve his or her goals? Are you cheering on others or listening for applause?
You'll never become something in the future that you aren't becoming right now. Live your why today and you'll get to live your why in the days to come. Put off living your why until later and you'll never live it. Life has taught me that later never arrives early. Think about it.
What are you doing to live your why today?
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