“now” what?

“NOW,” that’s what you have, that’s what you should focus on and that’s what you should cherish. When push comes to shove, all you have is “now,” and that’s all that really matters…. which is why you really need to be aware of your surroundings and more importantly, yourself.

There is no start, there is no finish, just “now.” just me, this computer, and my thoughts. So what can you and I do with “now?”

One of the first steps towards achieving success is thinking like you cannot fail, thinking that you already are successful. But I’m not just talking about an estranged fantasy. I’m talking about truly believing in yourself. You have to be able to see the greatness in yourself that no one else can see. So “now” the question is, how do you find this self esteem and how to you make good use of it?

Well first of all, you have to realize that success is just another word that can be very different from person to person. What one finds to be successful, may be a complete and utter failure for another. That’s when you need to realize that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You need to take out the trash, the trash inside your head that worries too much about everyone else. The trash that makes you forget that the only thing that matters is “now,” and right “now” you are thinking way too much about what everyone else thinks.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

So go ahead, clear your mind, close your eyes and continue reading…. no wait… close your eyes after you read…

“Now,” define success for yourself. Is it a big house with that infinity pool? Or perhaps that Bugatti that drives 253 mph? Or is is having quality friends and a tight knit family? Whatever it is, act like you can achieve it! Better yet, act like you already achieved it.

Try this, go to a bar or a club and start celebrating with your friend/s. Sit by the bar and just celebrate. When someone asks you why you are celebrating, tell them you just made your first million (or whatever your dream is). They will definitely ask you why and how. Tell them vaguely that you did it “one step at a time.” Or you can tell them exactly what steps you took to make your first million. After they try to get you to buy them a drink and the crowd diminishes, you’ll realize that what you just said, isn’t really that far fetched. You’ll realize that you only talked about the positive things, about how you made, or will make, your first million. There will be no barriers, no glass ceilings, no obstacles. Just you, here and “now” with your thoughts and dreams.

“Vision without Action is a day dream. Action without Vision is a nightmare.”

After envisioning your dreams, “now” you have to take action. There is no starting or stopping, only doing. So go out there and do something!

From the movie “Peaceful Warrior“:

Where are you?
Here.
What time is it?
Now.
What are you?
This moment.

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8 Responses to ““now” what?”
  1. I-I 23 January 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Vince,

    Great read, I must say your style of writing is very deep and intense – love it. Keep it up , let your positive energy continuously drive you towards your direction of success in life.

    Keep writing and keep inspiring.

  2. Jeff M 24 January 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    Inspiring as always Vince!

    It reminds me of a book I once read. This football couch designed an analog clock that had the word “NOW” at each of the 12 points. He used it to remind himself that the time is always right now.

    It makes sense because the only time you will ever take action in is the NOW and never in the past or in the future.

  3. Robin Gerlach 27 January 2008 at 1:31 am #

    Very good Vince, have you read the ‘Power of Now’? Also, you saw the movie Peaceful Warrior, have you read the book? Great stuff, keep the posts coming!

  4. Alexander S 27 January 2008 at 10:21 am #

    Nice entry! I didn’t realize you had a blog until I stumbled, fumbled across it. I liked it so much I added you to my daily RSS reads, and will link to you via mine. Wicked mate. Wicked.

  5. Miguel Palma 27 January 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    Nice note Vince — it was very You, which isn’t a bad thing!

    Just a thought as I followed the logic behind your note: so if all You have is “now,” does that mean that you’d spend the last “nows” of your life dispensing advice to people?

  6. Mr. Vince Golangco 28 January 2008 at 10:27 am #

    Miguel, I don’t think that you interpreted this the way I intended. Well first of all, thinking that these are the last moments of our lives is actually thinking too much of the future, rather than appreciating the moment you’re in. So thoughts of what would you do in the last moments of your life should not hinder you from what you would do “now.” Moreover, I did not specifically chose to dispense advice to people; rather, with the time I have right “now,” I chose to do something I felt was productive. Whether or not people take it as advice is beyond my control. Yes, others can see this as good advice, but I can also use this for myself when the path I am on starts to stray, as it often will.

  7. Robyn Seidel 29 January 2008 at 10:43 am #

    I read this more than once to let it resonate. You make some good points here. My favorite had to be “you need to take out the trash…”

    I love it for it’s truth. We spend so much time worrying about other people that we lose the “now.” So many opportunities walk right out of our lives because we are blinded by our fear of other people. lets go celebrate.

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