That great sage, Yogi Berra, used to say “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi often got a laugh from his pronouncements, but in this case he probably didn’t realize how insightful he was.
The future we dreamed of yesterday or last week or 10 years ago was being created during the now of then. Then’s now is different from now’s now, and how we live our lives in whatever now we’re living determines the now we’ll have in our future – collectively and individually.
As we move into 2017 with determination and purpose, making the most of every minute is an important promise we offer ourselves. “Making the most” doesn’t mean doing…it means being – showing up in all situations with patience, encouragement and anticipation. It means treating every now as valuable, recognizing what’s possible and encouraging people we love to fulfill the promise of their own potential.
William Shakespeare said “It’s not in the stars to hold our future, but in ourselves.” Yogi Berra and William Shakespeare. Who knew?