Ever come down with a case of the What ifs?
You know how it goes. What if [FILL IN THE BLANK] happens? What if [FILL IN THE BLANK] never happens? What if…what if…what if?
Just a whiff of the What ifs can give your soul the sniffles…or worse. Fortunately, there is a cure: Replace What if with What now.
Here is how a person takes the What now medicine:
Yes, she dreams and makes plans. But then she gets up each morning and spends the whole day as if Here and Now is all that matters.
Whether she is washing the dishes, writing a report, listening to a friend, getting up to feed the baby, dealing with a problem, or even talking to someone she doesn’t particularly like, she tells herself: I choose to be right here, right now. I don’t want to be anywhere else doing anything else except what I’m doing now.
She simply seeks to bring her whole self—her genuine self—to each moment—including her sense of humor, courage, enthusiasm, patience, kindness and empathy.
As Michael Korda wrote:
“Act impeccably! Perform every act as if it were the only thing in the world that mattered.”
Or as the Bible puts it:
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”