Live for the present…not for the past

As an entrepreneur in the 21st century, I feel that I am always wanting more, always feeling that what I have is never enough. In the last few months, these feelings of desire for money and physical objects have driven me up to the very ends of my tolerance.

With the launch of Blogtrepreneur.com for me, came a new era in my internet career as I vowed never to become obsessed with money again (although a few of you may hear my occassional rants at my internet earnings!). As a result I feel more at peace with myself, and I feel that I have more time to spend on the things that I really want to achieve on the internet.
I think that this sort of discipline should be carried forward into any business or working routine. It is easy to experience depression or “burn-out” if you are constantly trying to achieve.

As I read Steve Pavlina’s blog, I began to understand that the true reason for depression is due to a person recognising their certain failure or difficulty. Let me give you an example,

Suppose you’re deep in debt with no end in sight, and you hate being in debt. The debt is only depressing when you think about it. If you think about something else that makes you happy, something good about your life, then at least temporarily, you won’t be depressed. So it’s not the existence of the debt that depresses you. It’s only your noticing the debt and not wanting it that depresses you.

This quote from Steve Pavlina has made me realise that I should try and look at the broader picture. As an entrepreneur I should ask myself everyday “What are my goals for today and for the future?”. By focusing on the past and by trying to find a reason for a certain mistake, or by trying to think of what would happen “IF” I had done something else, then you are only going to put yourself in even greater turmoil.

Living for the present may be a difficult thing to do at first, but if you continue to push your negative thoughts to one side and try to continually strive to goals everday, then you may find yourself enjoying the smaller things that you do have more than the other objects which you are trying to obtain.

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