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Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Always Driving to Now

I can't recall exactly which book it came from by the amazing Richard Bach, but this quote came to mind in the last couple days:

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

-Richard Bach

Every day that passes, every moment we live adds to the total time we've spent on this Earth, and every Now is the result of that time. In essence, you've traded your entire life up to this moment for this moment.

This is a gut check. This is a frozen moment of reality and self-awareness. And no matter what you see, it should not be a moment of panicking.

The best case scenario puts you at a level of contentment: "I'm doing all right." The worst case scenario would be the opposite: "What have I been doing?" And contrary to what you might be thinking, both of these require action. If you do not like what you see, change it. The fact that life has added up to this point specifically means that every moment thereafter can change the equation. If you're content with what you see, remember to not remain content.

We are the constructors, the builders. And only we are to blame for who we are. As Arthur O'Shaughnessy famously wrote: "We are the music makers,/ And we are the dreamers of dreams..."

So assemble your life the way you want it to look. Change if you like. Maintain if you like. Always strive for more and better.

There's not better time than now.

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