"Tomorrow"

There is no “tomorrow".

Because “tomorrow" will always become “tomorrow” once again. Once we stop making today into “tomorrow" is when we really start living. In the grand scheme of existence, there is a thin line between our beginning and our end. But how can we live without death in our sights? How can we have life, in all it’s extremes and urgencies, without knowing that our bodies will one day part the sensations of this earth? There are no extremes without an opposite. To understand life we must understand the inevitability of death. To strive for good we must oppose the tendencies of evil. Learn to embrace the fleeting state of this life, as both a motivator and as a current; a current that pulls you along with every other ebb and flow of life. Love each moment for what it is, because every moment is unique in all it’s senses. Find hope, with perseverance and suffering, in the hard times. Find joy, with bliss and thankfulness in the good times. And always, regardless of the situation, find comfort in the presence and being of others, because others are those who make us. Don’t avoid death, simply confront life.

Maybe we’ll wake up tomorrow when our lives are done
And see that we left something beautiful behind us once
— There's More to Life, Dylan Owen

Passive

The whole idea and central theme of this blog post is going to be awfully similar to that of an older article of mine, Aggressive. Basically, the idea is this: life, depending on your perspective, is extremely short. There is no time to live passively, so spend every waking hour of your life working towards something that is important to you. Don’t fall into the common trap of, “Tomorrow I will,” because tomorrow, you probably won’t. Start working today. Even if it is just a small step towards something great. There is no harm in chipping away at a goal that you know will take a lot of effort spread over a long amount of time. I can’t even count how many times I say to myself, “I wish I would have started earlier.” 

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Zig Ziglar

Live with a purpose, and don’t let common obstacles get in the way of the life you think is optimal to yourself. Success is not defined by the amount of money you earn, or the number of followers you obtain. Success is completely subjective to each and every person. Learn enough about yourself that you can tailor every action you take to bring a benefit to both your immediate and distant future.

 

Don’t live passively.

Always have goals in mind.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

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Vivid

I have always been a very goal-oriented person, and I strongly believe that always having goals in mind is the easiest way towards success. A goal is a goal, no matter the size. Each day I always establish at least one specific aim in mind. This goal of mine can be as simple as e-mailing a certain person, or as big as finishing a project I have been working on for quite some time. Regardless, having a clear incentive is an effective method for constantly achieving. Try to live life more vividly. None of us really know what we are doing. We all are living in a bit of a haze, unsure of what our future holds for us. While we cannot change the unpredictable, we can take control of our own lives in certain ways.

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
— Denis Waitley

So, make goals, work hard for them, be proud of what you accomplish, and let that drive you further. I’ve always compared life to driving on a foggy night. If you choose to keep your headlights on and your eyes on the road, the path in front of you is clear. The distance is still unknown, because of the conditions, but as long as you keep driving forward, the ground in front of you will always be visible. Keep driving, and don’t look back.

 

Live vividly.

Keep your focus.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

jonahjahns.com