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Two Ideas that Work Together for an Abundant Life

By: jwilder

Live for today and live for tomorrow.

Sometimes our long-term goals cause us to stress. This stress about the future tends to mess up our today.

On the other hand, sometimes we put off improving our life. We think we have all the time in the world.

The solution that works for me are two ideas that work together to solve the "stress about the future" problem and the "I'll do it tomorrow" problem.

Idea 1. I make plans and pursue them daily.

I work to create a better future for myself. Because I recognize that growth is a daily practice, I invest in myself every day.

If I'm going to live another day, month, year, I want to arrive with a prize. I want to possess and enjoy the good things I worked for. I want to have more to give away. I want to gain wisdom to serve more.

Make long-term plans and pursue them daily.

Idea 2. If today is my last day, I'm fine (it's out of my control).

Success is today. I don't need to attain anything. I don't need a certificate to live a great life. A great life is a grateful life.

Have you ever been grateful for air? You know what, there is NOT a lot of air in our solar system (maybe even the universe) that we have access to. How blessed we are to have this abundant layer of breathable air around us! If we can breathe, we are blessed! There must be a billion times a billion things that must happen just for us to stop for a moment and consider each breath we take. If that doesn’t blow your mind, I’m speechless.


Make plans, and pursue them daily. If our plans come to pass, then we get to enjoy the results of our work! We are blessed!

Seize the day. It's all we have. Live with gratitude. Create what you were made to create! Love with a whole heart.

Living in gratitude for today and building a better tomorrow are powerful ideas when they are combined. It's key to a more fulfilling and abundant life.

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James Wilder

I write about success principles and practices that help dreamers take action and achieve their goals! I believe that success is for anyone that truly desires it.


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