“Everyone wants to have a good day, but not many people know what a good day looks like – much less how to create one. And even fewer people understand how the way you live today impacts your tomorrow.” John C Maxwell
That is why Today Matters!
John Maxwell wrote in his book, Today Matters that you can create success in your life by focusing on what you do TODAY. Unfotunately, most of the time we miss that success, because we . . .
- Over-exaggerate yesterday – we dwell in the past and constantly think about the things we did or could have done better;
- Overestimate tomorrow – we expect things to be better in future;
….and then we underestimate the importance of today.
What we need to do is to take advantage of today, because the secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. It’s about what you do today!
Seth Godin, author of Permission Marketing, said: “You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation…. Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.”
So, there is no magic solution to success. It just starts by what you do today, because your decisions and actions today have a profound impact on your success tomorrow….
Here are a few tips:
Preparation today will give you confidence for tomorrow. Preparation includes having a plan, having goals, having a purpose. Following your plan today, achieving your goals and living your purpose today will instill confidence to grow and achieve even more successes tomorrow.
Good decisions today will give you a better tomorrow. Decisions are not always simple, but they are necessary for success. When opportunity knocks, do not procrastinate. Make the decision today because tomorrow might be too late.
The disciplines you practice today will create a better tomorrow. You can make all the good decisions in life, but if you are not practicing good discipline, you will not reap the success. For example if you want clients; be disciplined, create time on a daily basis to plan and market your services persistently. Practice what you have decided to do and then do it diligently today.
I believe that everyone has the power to impact the outcome of his life. The way to do it is to focus on today. If you are willing to implement small positive changes into your business today, you will create more options to grab opportunity tomorrow when it knocks at your door.