Seize the Today


Seize the TodayYou’ve probably heard the phrase “Seize the Day” in your life at some point.  However, I’m not a fan of that saying because it never specifies which day.  Your life motto could be seize the day and you are always planning on seizing tomorrow.  Always putting off your goals and ambitions because of stress or busyness or just being tired. 

Today is full of possibility.  We stand on the cusp of a new year, lots of opportunities, lots of challenges, and hopefully lots of excitement.  For me, there’s nothing more exciting than sitting down to write out my goals for the coming year.  Not a million goals, but a handful that I think I can feasibly accomplish.

I’m looking forward to making progress on my Master’s degree which I’ve put off for long enough.  I can’t wait to publish my first novel (more details coming soon).  I’m hoping to read more books, and listen to more music on vinyl.

The point isn’t what your goals are, it’s setting them. 

I spent several years not setting any goals, and ending the year exactly where I was when it started.  For 2013, I recommend setting a couple goals, writing them out, posting them on your refrigerator or some other spot you’ll see them regularly, and telling other people about them.  Those simple four steps will do wonders for helping you get done what you want to get done this year.

What do you want to accomplish in 2013?

3 responses to Seize the Today

  1. There are a few things I want to accomplish in 2013:
    I want to run 10 miles consistently and competitively run in a 10k.
    I want to start my Master’s degree (after I figure out which school).
    I want to pay off several of my smaller student loans.
    I want to read more books.

  2. joyce cormican 01/03/2013 at 2:25 PM

    I think “seize the day’ is talking about right now, and not letting opportunities slip by. I think we should ask God each day what He wants us to do. We should savor each moment, and look for the opportunities He gives us to bless others. Part of a quote from a book by Steven James that I liked is: ” Become available for God”s hand to begin using our lives to write His Story on the pages of the world.” May He guide all of us each day as we learn from Him and allow Him to use us to accomplish His will.