Thursday and Friday last week were unseasonably warm in Buffalo, NY.
Temperatures this time of year are typically in the high 50′s (Fahrenheit).
These two days the temperatures were about 75 degrees, with brilliant sunshine.
The kind of Indian Summer days that you dream about.
I love this time of year, and especially love this type of weather.
But there is something I simply cannot understand.
How is is that whenever I mentioned to someone how beautiful the weather was, or heard someone refer to the weather, they said this.
“It’s a beautiful day, but it’s supposed to get really cold this weekend.”
“Yeah, it’s nice, but there is a storm on the way.”
“Just wait a few days, it is going to get reaaaaalllllyyyy cold.”
All I could think of was ….
Really, that’s what you decide to focus on?
Something that is completely out of your control.
Why do people do that?
Nearly a dozen people, direct or indirect, that I heard reference the weather focused on the negative.
This really caught my attention.
While I was not surprised, I was saddened.
So many people are going through life doing this:
#1 – Focusing on things out of their control
#2 – Anticipating Negative Outcomes
#3 – Stealing Time From Themselves
Yes, stealing time from themselves.
Waiting, Worrying, Destroying.
Destroying the essence of what life is all about.
That is all YOU HAVE.
As You are reading this information, there is nothing else than RIGHT NOW.
Why wouldn’t you make the most of it?
ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST.
That is what Life Is.
Moments in Time.
Fleeting moments that come and then go.
Especially on the golf course.
I remember about ten years ago hitting a shot from 150 yards to about five feet from the cup.
I remember walking down the fairway with my friend Lou saying to him …
“Lou, I just had an epiphany.
Life is made up of moments.”
Brief moments in time.
Millions, or billions, trillions of them in total.
But one moment at a time.
So why not make the most of them and ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.
On the course, or off, ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.
It is estimated that a person has anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day.
Since nearly 90% of your thoughts are negative, that’s a lot of thinking working against you.
Here is my question to you?
Are you focusing on “75 & Sunny” or the potential bad weather ahead?
Whatever your response is, BE HONEST with Yourself.
If you are somewhere in between, do your best to improve by focusing on this moment, RIGHT NOW