The Upside Now: Every Day is a New Life

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Every day – every single day – is a new life to a wise man/woman. Dale Carnegie said it best: How will you live it? It’s the first of its kind. What happened yesterday, happened yesterday. Today is today. It’s a new day. There is massive power and control of your destiny, your happiness, your success, and your future if you just start concentrating all of your energy on today.

Why not say to yourself, “today is a new life, and I am going to make it the best!” Why not say that? Give me one reason. Or two. In this case, I think one will be challenging enough to come up with!

Learn from the past but forget. Forget about what happened yesterday. Forget about what happened last week. Learn from it. But forget it. It already happened…

Tomorrow will come fast enough, ladies and gentlemen; it will be here at the blink of an eye. Don’t worry about it. Accept that it will be here. You will live it when it arrives. Until then, live today. Live it well. Imagine just for a moment how tomorrow will be if you make the most out of today.

Just focus on today. Today is a new life. You can do what you want with it. It’s nobody else’s. It’s yours!

So, why stress? Why worry? Why not live today to the fullest? Give it all you’ve got. You’ve got a lot more strength and power than you think you do.

How do you live this life (by that I mean today) as if it were brand new?

1. Accept that today is a new life to a wise man and that you are a wise man/ woman

2. Do what you want based on your value system. Make sure that applies to everything you do today. Every choice. Every thought. Every dream. Everything else matches what your values are and what you really want out of life.

3. Go all in and be it. Don’t talk about it, don’t dream about it, don’t just think about it. Be it.

When you close your eyes tonight and are alone with those last few thoughts before you fall asleep, how do you think it will feel to look back and say to yourself, “I lived the best life today. I did what I said I would do, I learned what I said I would learn, I loved, I gave, I earned, I shared, I lead, I contributed and I can’t wait for tomorrow!”

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Julian Brass
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