“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi. …
We must make our own decisions in life… whether those are the right ones, the wrong ones, those of failure and inactivity, or those where we are merely not concerned at all with the outcome. And all those decisions will lead to consequences–some good, others bad. Consequentially, as Mahatma points out here, the decisions I make today will help to forge my future.
This, of course, is a good thing. After all, we are leading our own lives–no one else should be leading them for us, and no one else should be making the important decisions for us. At the same time, we should be conscious that we are not trying to make the important decisions for others as well, except young children, who need our help and guidance to grow into themselves.
Today is a day I can act. Today is a day I can determine my future. In the book of Ecclesiastes, from the Bible, we read, “All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what was planted…” Every moment in our lives has meaning, value, and purpose. And we must be true to who we are each moment of our lives if we wish to find self-fulfillment.
Act decisively. Act courageously. Act compassionately. Act purposefully. But whatever you do… act now. What you do today ultimately determines who you are.
Do something that will add positively to your future today.
Questions to consider:
What are some things you chose to do yesterday? What have you chosen to do today?
What are some of the demands life has of you today?
In what ways can you meet those demands?
For further thought:
“You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside,
You are the person who makes up your mind.
Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind,
Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are.”