The key to being a success tomorrow is being successful with your right now time at hand. You must learn to make the most of your time while you are on the journey to reaching the desired goal or life that you have been dreaming about.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
Your dream, your vision or your goals won’t amount to anything if you don’t learn to walk successfully in the time called "now". Having a vision enables you to see what will be and at the same time it should empower you to deal with what is.
There’s an alarming statistic that Sunday afternoons are the most depressing times in America because people have realized that the weekend is coming to a close and that Monday morning they will wake up, get dressed and drive to a job, school, or mundane routine that they have no passion for.
It's an acute condition that is characterized by anxiety about the week ahead and a sense of helplessness and depression. Like a machine on autopilot they will grudgingly perform their duties and tasks anxiously waiting for the day to end, just to go home, go to bed and wake up to do it all over again.
That creates a feeling of hopelessness that will trick you into believing that there is nothing that you can do that will change your situation or make it better. If you buy into that lie, then it will keep you from doing the things that you can begin to do right now that will bring about the change you are looking for.
If that’s you, then be encouraged to keep the vision and dream for your life alive and focus on doing those Right Now action steps that will bring about a brighter tomorrow in the days ahead. You can complain and remain the same or do something that can actually bring about a change in your current situation and circumstance.
Here are five right now action steps that can move you closer to the life you are dreaming about.
Start having positive conversations about where you are and where you are going.
It’s good to have a healthy reality check every now and then so you can see where you are and where you need to go. It’s like walking into a mall for the first time and you really don’t know where everything is. You may have a particular store that you want to go to, however you have no idea where it is in the mall. Now, you don’t just throw your hands up in the air and quit and walk out due to frustration. No, you do what most people would do. You walk up to the giant kiosk and you find the “X” and the words that say, “you are here.” Once you find out where you are, it becomes clear to see how to get from where you are to where you need to be.
Develop a better attitude that will increase your productivity.
Snap out of any bad or negative attitude that keeps you from taking advantage of your time wisely. If you are always in a complaining mood, you will never be in a doing mood. People that complain about their current situation, never have time to do anything that can improve it or change it for the better.
Start acting like the employee that you would want to hire one day when you're the boss.
You reap what you sow. If you have big dreams that go far beyond your current job, then you should start being the best employee you can be right now and right where you are. Remember, productivity produces promotion. If you are always complaining then you will never gain the lessons that your current job can teach you that will serve as preparation for your future.
A good way to check and see if you are doing this right now action step is to ask yourself a question.
Would I hire me if I were the boss? If your answer is yes, then you’re on the right track. If your answer is no, then you still got some work to do. Either way, keep moving forward.
Help others achieve their dreams and in doing so you will get closer to yours.
You will never go wrong by helping others achieve their dreams and goals on life. Don’t get so tunneled vision on you that you forget those around as well. It pays to help others. One day on your journey to reach your goal, you will need someone’s help in order to get to the next level. What goes around comes around.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.-Zig Ziglar
Be thankful for what you do have.
Oftentimes people are so focused on what they don’t have, that they can’t clearly see what they do have. Or they compare their lives with the lives of other people who they have deemed to be more successful than them.
It’s important that you learn to be thankful for what you already have. If you have a job that you don’t like, then imagine your life right now without the paycheck that comes along with it. That should put things into a little bit of perspective for you. The point is, no matter what, you can always find something to be thankful for. You can find a silver lining that will keep you moving forward for time being while you continue to work on the right now action steps that will lead you to the life you really want.
There are many things you can begin to do right now that will forever change your life tomorrow. Quit sitting around complaining about what you don’t like and start doing the things that will bring about great change in your life. Think of right now action steps as building blocks that you are using to build the life you’ve been dreaming about.
It will take time of course, as nothing great happens in one day. Whenever you find yourself getting a little overwhelmed then let that be a signal for you to take a small break and go out and help someone get closer to his or her dream.
Right now is absolutely the right time to start going after your dreams and your goals like never before. Don’t waste anymore time complaining about anything, especially when it is in your power and ability to start bringing about a great change.