When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the details.
To worry about whether or not you’ll have enough clients next month. Or if you should be saving more money. Or if you’ll have too many clients and will wear yourself thin again.
Even when you are traveling the world, running a successful little business, designing the life that you want, and watching your successes build on one another, it’s still easy to tally up your worries instead of your blessings.
Or at least it is for me.
And so I’ve been practicing a little mantra now that I’ve arrived in France. It’s simple. It’s straightforward. And it reminds me to count my blessings instead of my concerns, to live in the moment instead of obsessing about tomorrow.
What is this magic little phrase?
“Today, I am in Paris.”
That’s it. Just a simple statement of fact. But one that makes me take a step backward, realizing that tomorrow can worry about itself. Because today…today I am in Paris. And that is enough.
And just in case you’re having a similar struggle—counting up the things you need to do and the ways things might go wrong—that’s also my mantra for you. Not necessarily “Today, I am in Paris,” because obviously not all of you are here. But something similar. Perhaps “Today, I am in love.” Or “Today, I love my job.” Or “Today, I am healthy, housed, fed, and loved.”
Whatever it is you choose, it should be something simple, something factual, and something that makes you feel grateful. It should help you gain perspective, see the big picture.
Because we all worry enough about tomorrow. Let’s take some time to love today.
Today, I am in Paris.
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