The day you were born, the day you achieved a surmountable milestone, the day you lost a dear one and many more life remarkable events aren’t the most important day or days in your life. What then is that day about?

“He was going to be all that a mortal should be
No one should be kinder or braver than he
A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
Who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it, too;
On him he would call and see what he could do
Each morning he stacked up the letters he’d write
And thought of the folks he would fill with delight
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy to-day,
And hadn’t a minute to stop on his way;
More time he would have to give others, he’d say
The greatest of workers this man would have been
The world would have known him, had he ever seen
But the fact is he died and he faded from view,
And all that he left here when living was through
Was a mountain of things he intended to do

The poem above by Edgar Guest is a story of a fellow who had so much to do tomorrow and failed to appreciate the value of having today.

Aren’t we all like that?

We make plans, we decide on goals we want to pursue and hopefully accomplish. However, many months down the line we are left with frustration and a deeper sense of believe that what we planned for wasn’t meant for us. Is that really the truth?

I think the right question we should ask ourselves is, “Did we set our goals right?”

I have lived long enough to know that setting goals isn’t all that counts to find the fulfilment and success we so dearly look for. Surprisingly, talent isn’t also enough, wishes do not meet the demand either.

A good intention without a corresponding action is like a swimmer bleeding in an ocean who hopes he doesn’t get found by a shark.

Planning and goal setting is good but acting on your goals and plan is much better.

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You can achieve a whole lot more if you stop shifting to tomorrow what you can do today, the things you can and should do even now.

Or would you rather be the person whose story suits the poem written by Edgar Guest?

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Make today count for the rest of your life.

Victory Bassey

I help individuals earn a life beyond just earning a living. I am the author of ‘You Are Not A failure‘ and initiator of ‘Come Alive‘, a mentoring program. I am also the founder and host of ‘The Legacy‘

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