When Kid Cudi said, “Moments don’t pass me up, no, no ’cause I seize them in stride”, did he know that in 23 B.C.E. Horace broke it down more simply by saying, “carpe diem” or “seize the day”?
I love to observe how one thing leads to another. I spend at least 12 hours a day putting one foot in front of the other, making small steps forward personally and professionally. Every action taken today becomes an experience that builds and pays dividends tomorrow. Moving in the same daily circles just isn’t for me. I insist that my orbit gets wider and wider. The only way to make that happen is to seize the day.
3 things I do today to be better tomorrow:
1. Run a side biz – I literally run a business to have a trillion experiences I wouldn’t have otherwise. Last week I was in LA for a talk by a fellow e-commerce entrepreneur. I loved the inspiration, the time away from my kids, the drive, my hotel, the hotel bar…It was my own personal date with destiny.
2. Get self help – I read personal development like other people read news. I ingest it. It’s a form of mentoring I take in through the vain. Half an hour spent driving is exponentially more valuable when piggybacking on the experience of others.
3. Travel – We go to Israel once a year. I embrace it as my chance to reset, put my biz on autopilot and live in the moment with my family. I get to question my choices, who I am and if I’m doing the right things with my time. I also love the opportunity to ditch America, which can end up feeling like the whole world if you’re not careful.
A man reaps what he sows – Galatians 6:7