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What You Have, Not What You Had, Are Your Building Blocks - Grasshopper

Bring yourself into the present – the only moment you can create from, and realize that what you currently have are the real materials to construct your future.

What you had, and may no longer have, is a history lesson. Creating a different future can only be built from what you have now.


Alice Walker author of The Color Purple said it this way, “Look closely at the present you’re constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.”


Looking back takes time away from gathering and assembling what you need now to create a different tomorrow.


A new tomorrow never comes to someone who ignores the present – the only time action can take place.


Let’s say you have a goal, even a lofty goal, the productive question to ask yourself everyday is: What am I doing today towards making this happen? The operative word in that question is “doing.”


How can you use the building blocks you currently have now to craft the future you are dreaming?


The feeling of accomplishment builds each time you put just one piece in place. You have pieces of the plan available to you now. Use them; don’t just muse on them. Or as the great artist Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”


Work with what you have, and have your present be filled with constructive actions that lead you away from yesterday and launch you into a new tomorrow.


All the best,


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