One of Life’s Great Illusions

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “One of life’s great illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.”

Did you know that any moment could be the one when everything changes?

You could decide, right now and at this very moment, to do the thing you know will bring the results you seek.

I’m being a hypocrite. So could I.

So why don’t we do it? Why don’t we do these things? Most of them are easy to do, but easy to not do.

It’s because we haven’t really decided. We don’t want it bad enough, we just kind of want it.

But when we think about it, we don’t have to get overwhelmed by our goals. We just have to get started.

Start by doing the things today that improve all your tomorrows.

Earn compound interest in more than just your bank account.

Earn it in your relationships; with your partners and spouses and boyfriends and girlfriends (perhaps not all at the same time). Earn it with your kids, if you have them. Earn it with your friends and your colleagues.

Few things are as empowering and motivating as achieving victory over the lazy, shitty parts of ourselves. And few things are as satisfying as a meaningful goal come to fruition.

We live in extraordinary times.

It’s there if you want it. So go get it.

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