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The Importance Of Now

Aug 17, 2007
We often overlook the importance and power of the "now". After all we can't change the past because it has already happened and we can't do anything about the future because it is yet to occur. So the only thing to which we do have any control over is right this very moment, the now.

Putting things off to do later only causes you to waste precious time and energy revisiting it in your mind. Thinking about it and thinking about it. How much more productive would it be if you just got it out of the way and allowed yourself and your mind to move onto the next thing.

They say that the thing that causes us to age the most is not our diet, our job or even peak hour traffic on Friday night. In reality it is the little nagging stresses that occupies our mind. In fact if you jumped out of a plan at 14,000 feet right now you would actually shave less years off your life through fear and stress than you would if you have something nagging at you like the need to clean the bathroom. The reason being is that if you put of the task of for this example sake of cleaning the bathroom and this goes on for days then it just keeps nagging at you in your mind. This slow stress situation is more harmful to your long term health than short burst of pure adrenaline and fear caused by skydiving out of a plane.

So if you have something that needs to be done today then find a way to start it and only go onto another task once it is completed. This actually helps with your discipline as you would actually get into a habit of doing things once. Rather than starting something and going onto the next task and then coming back to the original task your mind can stay focused on the issues of the current task without needless distractions. You will actually find you productivity improving.

By seeing the benefits of the now and the present we can use it to empower us in life and get things we want. We have the power to lose weight in the now by the decisions you make right now in getting it started. You have the power to quit smoking in the present by choosing not to smoke right now. If you think about it success is an accumulation of a continuous stream of decisions that eventually lead to the success outcome. So why not decide today to make a change in your life. After all what better way than to decide now.
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Terence Young - For more personal growth articles visit: http://www.personalgrowthunlimited.com
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