“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let’s try an experiment today.
- Let’s finish today’s work today.
- Let’s get some sleep tonight.
- Let’s do tomorrow’s work tomorrow.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It does sound that way, but in reality… not so much.
It is, however, easy to get distracted by something we know is coming – whether it be tomorrow, next week or whenever. If you give into the temptation to go with the flow on those thoughts, you’ll begin to lose traction on what’s right in front of you. In addition to getting off-task, you also run the risk of not being present for your co-workers, friends and family.
Each day for its work and each work for its day.
I’m not saying don’t plan. I’m just saying we should be vigilant to stay present. Today. Just today.
After some sleep, though.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” ~ Matthew 6:34 (MSG)