“I will live this day as if it is my last.”-Og Manidino
In Og’s book The Greatest Salesman in the World, chapter twelve is “Scroll V” which is about the statement above. A truly magical and available way to tackle each day. Here are a few of the insights directly and verbatim from this amazing chapter.
“….I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?…. Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more….Forgetting yesterday neither will I think of tomorrow. Why should I throw now after maybe?…Should I concern myself over events which I may never witness? Should I torment myself with problems that may never comes to pass? No! Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday and I will think of it no more….This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity….I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day….each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return…What dying man can purchase another breath though he willingly give all his gold? What price dare I place on the hours ahead? I will make them priceless!…..I will avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith; fear I will dismember with confidence…Today I shall embrace my woman with sweet kisses; tomorrow she will be gone, and so will I. Today I shall lift up a friend in need; tomorrow he will no longer cry for help, nor will I hear his cries. Today I shall give myself in sacrifice and work; tomorrow I will have nothing to give, and there will be none to receive….This day I will make the best day of my life. This day I will drink every minute to its full. I will savor its taste and give thanks….Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday. My last must be my best. I will live this day as if it is my last.
And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.”
Imagine, what it will feel like to approach the day like this? Imagine the joy, the power, the strength, the vitality. Imagine the peace and the pure experience of the day.
Awesome. Simply awesome.