There is a saying dating as far back as 1562, “There’s no time like the present”. This old proverb has become so common among motivational speakers and teachers that it remains a primary focus in nearly every training we undergo.
Regardless of it’s form or how it’s said, the focus of training is usually to improve our lives now, not later. The problem I see today, however, is that people think one thing and do another.
I have met people who imagine that they are going to have a great future, but when you ask them what they are doing to prepare for the future, their answers are both surprising and sad.
I hope to help those of you who want to see immediate change in your life to start improving one step at a time.
I have included some very easy steps at the end of this article that I think will make a big difference for you as well!
That’s why today I will be answering the question, “What is the power of Now?”
Is “Now” Even A Thing?
“Now”, is a word meaning the present, current, or this moment. When people want something done, they say “Do this Now”. It is an indication of both urgency and desire.
When I want something, usually I want it this very moment and don’t want to wait, I desire something now. However, my desire for something usually doesn’t actually give me what I want.
Why Does “Now” Even Matter? What Kind of Power Does It Have?
By applying the power of “now”, we can begin making needing improvements in our life. Without changing the present, the future will look the same.
I think people are aware that to make improvements to their life, they need to change their life today, but I really don’t think people take into account how little actions add up.
If you are like me, you see the tangible, the immediately noticeable, and the most prominent things more quickly than the obscure or unseen. People want a six-pack, but most would rather have a six-pack of bear now, rather than reap the rewards of dieting.
People like immediate gratification, but generally aren’t willing to do what is necessary to secure what they desire permanently. A good example of this is to enjoy skiing in the mountains, but not having the passive income to support you doing it regularly.
It’s one thing to go skiing after your paycheck, it’s another to go skiing whenever you want because you are financially free. Enormous difference, and it all started by taking action, Now.
Why Wasn’t I Told About This Before?
Uh, because schools don’t teach people to be financially successful or to become leaders in life, they are designed to make workers and soldiers. Robert Kiyosaki wrote an amazing book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad” that talks about this very subject and on how to get our of the rat race.
To take action “now”, takes discipline and a very organized schedule. The reason people rarely miss work each week is that they have a schedule set for when they are going to work and are very motivated. If not for the money, but for the fear of being fired.
That’s me anyway. I am definitely more motivated by the negative than the positive.
The reason the secrets to success aren’t common knowledge is that people don’t like them! No one likes working on a business or investing for hours after a 9-5!
Is This Guaranteed To Bring Success?
Nike has a famous slogan, “Just Do It”. This is both profound and hilarious for a shoe company. (Seriously, a shoe company came up with this!?)
I’m sure you have heard it before, “80% of success is showing up”. (Or is it 90%? Shoot, this saying has been quoted so many times through the years it is often misquoted.)
I tend to underestimate how much my small daily actions will add up in the future. A good example of this is when I am able to encourage someone or offer advice. Many times, I have no idea how impactful what I just said really was.
Another example is when I spend time reading a book for financial success. I usually don’t realize it’s value until I actually need it or apply it, but it’s worth is there long before application.
I define success, but if you are taking intelligent and persistent action in life, day by day, you will succeed eventually. If you don’t succeed, you learn, and learning something is one of life’s greatest moments.
What I Am Using To Utilize The Power Of “Now”, How You Can Start Generating Incredible Results “Now”!
I can think of quite a few ways to use the power of “Now” today:
- Be always learning! As my coach will say from Life Makeover Coaching, “The Rich Never Stop Learning, The Poor Think They Already Know”.
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- Create goals for each day, write down what you want to accomplish and write down what you completed each day.
- Have a day planner, not a calendar. Calendars are reminders, not a means to track and manage your day. Tracking what and when to do something is incredibly powerful, and frankly, my day would be wreck without one. (I use Google Calendar, free and easy to use)
- Don’t procrastinate, schedule. If you need to do something, make time for it, don’t put it off. There is no tomorrow, there is only today. I make a difference now, not later.
- Be in the moment. Have a consciousness about what you are doing and how you are doing it. Life isn’t about action, it’s about quality. I can show up to work, but do a terrible job, defeating the purpose of even showing up. Doing meaningful actions is key.
As you can see, there are many ways to start improving your life this very moment, the question is, will we take action, or ignore the power of now?
I hope you will take action, there have been so many opportunities in my life that I’ve missed before only because I didn’t know what I was looking at. I missed an opportunity because I didn’t realize how it would impact my life.
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Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions and feel free to email me! I will get back to you asap!