Hey readers 👋

I will start this weeks newsletter with this statement.

There is only ever today

Tomorrow doesn’t exist - it’s a figure of our imagination. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, and it may never come to pass. Our plans for the future almost always turns out to be very different from what we had imagined or been expecting. Yesterday, you could never have imagined that at this very minute, you would be reading these exact words at this very moment. We never know what tomorrow holds.

Yesterday is only just a memory, and our memories are not perfect. What happened yesterday has happened and cannot be changed. We cannot rewrite history. All we can do is think about yesterday and remember it for however we wish for yesterday to be remembered.

Today, now, this very moment, you’re alive, living and reading what I’m having to say. Today is powerful because, with today, we can shape our tomorrows.

Today is all there ever really is. Today is all there ever will be.

There is only ever today.

Have an awesome week ahead 🤩

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3 Things I've Enjoyed This Week

  1. Why you should quit the news | Mark Manson - We already know the news is filled with negativity and makes us pessimistic people. Nothing we’ve seen, heard or read in the news has had any real impact on our lives, yet we continue to consume the opinionated media. If you haven’t already quit the news, this article will help you.
  2. How Will You Measure Your Life? “ Harvard Business Review - An insightful read helping cut through the noise of what’s largely irrelevant. Clayton asks his class 3 difficult questions, which form the basis of his article.
  3. Do What You’re Doing - The author uses a story about cleaning to bring out their point of always being focused on the task at hand. Multitasking is rarely ever a good thing.

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This Week's Wisdom

Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.

- James Clear, in the book: Atomic Habits

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