Today Matters

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Today is the most important day of my life.
Yesterday with its successes and victories, struggles, and failures is gone forever.
The past is past.
I cannot relive it. I cannot go back and change it.
But I will learn from it and improve my Today.
Today, this moment, NOW.
It is God’s gift to me and it’s all that I have.

Tomorrow with all its joys and sorrows, triumphs and troubles is not here yet.
Indeed, tomorrow may never come.
Therefore, I will not worry about tomorrow.

Today is what God has entrusted to me.
It is all that I have. I will do my best in it.
I will demonstrate the best of me in it –
My character, giftedness, and abilities –
To my family and friends, and clients, and associates.

I will identify those things that are most important to do Today,
And those things I will do until they are done.
And when this day is done,
I will look back with satisfaction at that which I have accomplished.

Then, and only then, will I plan my tomorrow,
Looking to improve upon Today, with God’s help.
Then I shall go to sleep in peace… content." ~ Part of “The Life builder’s Creed” by Dale Witherington

So Stop Waiting….
Until your car or home is paid off.
Until you get a new car or home.
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school.
Until you lose ten pounds
Until you gain ten pounds
Until you get married
Until you get divorce
Until you have kids.
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until winter
Until fall
Until you die.

1.     Review your decisions and ask your self, “Which good decisions have I already made?”
2.     Identify the decisions you still must make
3.     Choose one of those decisions and determine to make it this week!

When it comes to change, there are only three kinds of people:
·         Those who don’t know what to do
·         Those who know what to do but don’t do it
·         Those who know what to do and follow through.

4.     Learn the disciplines that go with each decision. Character and perseverance determine what happens after the decision is made. Give 100% every day! Whatever we don’t give, we can’t make up for tomorrow to make up for it.

"The secret of our success is determined by our daily agenda.

Successful people make right decisions early… Then manage it Daily. 

"We will never change our life until we change something we do daily.
The way we live today is preparing for our tomorrow." John Maxwell in his book Today Matters