I consume a large volume of industry news on a daily basis, most of which is general business and technology oriented. It seems that a vast majority of the content is focused on what’s next.
Focused on tomorrow’s technology.
Focused on what’s the next big thing.
Focused on Company X’s new, soon to be unveiled product.
Focused on what we don’t have, but we can have later.
It never catches up. There’s always tomorrow’s technology, and always something we’re supposed to look forward to. We’re so focused on tomorrow’s things, that we miss today’s moments.
When you’re planning your day, are you thinking about what you’re going to deliver tomorrow, or are you thinking about what you need to deliver today? Tomorrow has its place in planning, but once the planning is done, tomorrow is most importantly not today.
Plan for tomorrow all you want. But live for today.