“Now”, such a powerful yet such a fickle concept of time. One moment it is here; the other moment *poof* it is gone. Realization of the weight that “now” holds is what’s important and down this lane sometimes mistakes happen but it helps to realize things for sure. Now is the time to start, now is the time to think, now is the time to execute; NOW is what we all have.
In this artisode, I would like to stress the power of NOW. You and me we can always agree to disagree. Would love to have your insights on this. So, back to NOW. There are three scenarios I would like to stress herein this artisode.
NOW OR NEVER
We have all seen and heard this a zillion time; sometimes in a coffee shop, sometimes as a quote in a beautiful page and sometimes from our friends or family. But, 9 out of 10 times we think these things are just say so. Dig deeper to the meaning.
Tomorrow will be too late; it’s now or never.
Understanding “now” is what only a few do. How many times have you had a passion you wanted to pursue but you said “maybe later” and come to this day, you have not taken a single step towards it? Sounds familiar right?
See, when you think are putting a pause you are already mistaken as you have already ended it with a big full stop. Start NOW, so what if you do not succeed; there is always a next time to overcome those shortcomings but if you never even start there is NO NEXT TIME; NEVER.
NOW OR PROCRASTINATE
The latter has been more than just a habit; it has become a culture. A culture that has affected those who cultivate it with a plague of doubt.
Doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will.
As stated in the previous artisode, alcohol and cigarettes will kill you; so will procrastination. And since it has been rooted so deeply; it is that hard to pluck it and throw it away. BUT you can always start small, take baby steps and slowly the change will come and this disease will cure. Because again, when you start procrastinating you put off things that you should be actually working on and by the time you realize that you should not have procrastinated; it will be TOO LATE.
NOW OR OBSOLETE
If there is one thing in life you shouldn’t be then that is obsolete. Don’t be the same, don’t be constant. Never settle. Take the same picture differently, write differently, think differently, and act differently.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best is NOW.
Yes, it is risky and dangerous but again, difficult roads lead to a beautiful destination, doesn’t it?Act now. Live by the moment, for now, is all we have. The day you put off the things that matter that is the day you become obsolete. People might judge, maybe spread good words or maybe they might laugh; whatever the case, let it be. YOU DO YOU. Focus on yourself and your idea; act and live in the present and above all never be obsolete.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
“Now” is an elusive yet an inspiring period of all of time. But, if you do not realize the weight “now” holds well, you must; that is the point.
Till the next artisode, I bid you farewell my friend.
Written by Sagar, The Octopi