If you read yesterday’s post (read it here), then you know that historically I have been a whole lot of talk, and not a whole lot of action type of person – always making plans, and rarely backing those plans with the effort required to bring them into reality.
This, shamefully, has been the story of my life so far.
Fortunately for me, the story can change.
Here is, perhaps, my favorite quote of all-time. It comes at the very beginning of Tony Robbins’ Personal Power program.
If you want to succeed in your life remember this phrase – the past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday, or all day today, or a moment ago, or for the last 6 months, or for the last 16 years, or for the last 50 years of your life doesn’t mean anything. All that matters is what are you going to do right now?!
~ Tony Robbins
I plugged the CD into my car and I must have listened to this simple quote at least 20 times on my way into the office today. Over and over and over, just meditating on the promise it contains.
If the story of my life so far has been one of inaction and broken promises made to myself – so what?! It doesn’t mean anything. That is the past and it does not equal my future. All that matters is what am I going to do right now.
Here’s the catch – what I do right now must be dramatically different from what I have done previously. Otherwise it just begets more of the same and nothing changes.
It all comes down to right now.
(To be continued)