What are you dwelling on?
I recently wrote a post on Chris LoCurto’s blog entitled, the Leader’s Prayer, my take on the Serenity Prayer for leaders. Part of the prayer calls for “Living one day at a time…”
But what does living one day at a time look like?
We choose to live in one of three time periods: the past, the present, or the future. Living one day at a time means living in the present.
Dwelling on the Past
When you dwell on the past, you are saying, “There I am…still.” You are effectively relinquishing control of your present, binding yourself to the past.
Your thoughts will center on words like:
“If I only had done that.”
“Why did I do that?”
“How did I end up here?”
Those last two questions are not inherently evil actually. More on that shortly.