One Day at a Time

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?

One Day at a Time - Living in the Present

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.