Today the essence of tomorrow
English reformer John Ruskin had on his desk a small piece of stone on which was inscribed one word - TODAY. No doubt the future is today. There is no tomorrow and the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to devote all attention wit all our intelligence and enthusiasm on doing today's work to the best possible extent by today itself. This is the best known only way to get ready beforehand for the future.
"our main business", said Thomas Carlyle " is not to use what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand".
But how many of us really understand this and even if we understand how many of us carry this in our life. Often we neglect our work that lies clearly at hand and worry about the affair that lies dimly at a distance, it is nothing but only a vision.
A vision without a task is a dream,a task without a vision is a burden, a task with a vision is the hope of the world.
Always a task with a vision will find its root on doing today's work, when we do it with a sense of punctuality. In the Bible also, we will find, Jesus advising his disciples to begin the day with a prayer: " Give us this day our daily bread". Here also the prayer asks only for today's bread because today's bread is the only kind of bread we can possibly eat.
Negligence is more dangerous than ignorance.
We neglect our work of today and think of the work of tomorrow which is nothing but an empty dream. Laziness and postponement are the real causes of this attitude and we must get rid of them at the earliest. We should not forget that our trouble is not due to ignorance but inaction. Understand we already know enough to lead perfect lives but we suffer because of our inaction, its time for us to jump into action today and try to have a bright tomorrow.
" TIME is :-
Too slow for those who wait
Too swift for those who fear
Too long for those who grieve
Too short for those who rejoice
But for those who love Time is ETERNITY.
one suicide victim who committed suicide by jumping from the Golden gate bridge left behind a note saying, 'I am going to walk to the bridge, if one person smiles at me on the way, i will not jump'.
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