Now is a good time to do anything. In fact, it is the only time to do anything. Some people and even some countries have a past focus.They used to be better than they are now. They regret. They hold grudges. Some people are future focused.
Now is a means to an end. It has little value except to prepare for the future. Productivity and enjoyment are postponed, sometimes until after death. A now focus is essential for effective management and client service.
Of course we need to plan but we also need to do something now that will lead to the goals in the plan.Letting go of grudges or memories of past poor performances, your own and those of others, will help you to focus on what you can do now.
If you are always working on the most important task at the moment, your time management will be excellent. When you are listening to others, a determined focus on what they are saying in the present will hinder you from wandering. So simply, decide what is important and do it now.
Be where you are. Get a reputation for being 100% present. Make ‘what can we do now to solve the problem’ your mantra. Closely followed by ‘ what can we do now to make sure it doesn’t happen again’.
Now is all you’ve got. Use it wisely. It won’t last forever.