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.

The Leader’s Prayer

God, grant me the serenity… Those are famous words from the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr. I was praying this prayer a few days ago and halfway through it hit me that this prayer was made for leaders. So I rewrote it and out came the “Leader’s Prayer for Serenity.” Yesterday, I had the privilege of guest posting at Chris LoCurto’s […]