Well, actually it was yesterday.
Here is what The Daily Stoic had to say about May 22:
“I don’t complain about the lack of time . . . what little I have will go far enough. Today—this day—will achieve what no tomorrow will fail to speak about. I will lay siege to the gods and shake up the world.”
That was the Stoic quote for the day, but it was the following expansion on the quote that is sticking in my head:
“Today, not tomorrow, is the day that we can start to be good.”
All of which is to say Carpe diem. No day but today**. Face the fear and do it anyway.
Yeah, I’ve been procrastinating. Why do you ask?
525,600 minutes. Nearly half of them are gone.***
What do you have to show for today? Did you move the ball forward?****
*Seneca always comes off to me as Mr. Know-It-All, but sometimes I think he just might be right.
**What? No Rent love?
***Sometimes I need a kick in the butt to remind me about the Big Picture, and there is nothing like a deadline to do that for me.
****Again, talking to myself here. Lots of talking to myself. With a whole lot of mixed metaphors.