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Acting Today to Improve Tomorrow

Do you think about what you do throughout the day in terms of how it can affect the next day? 

Typically, I am not thinking about my current actions affecting the next day, unless it's something very much planned out. But day-to-day routine actions? No. No, not really.


But when you think about it, everything we do today, does affect tomorrow in some way. If I get off my lazy rear and get laundry done today, then it's clean the next day (obviously), and it has freed up a bit of time that might allow me to fit in something more enjoyable, like reading or trying a new recipe.

My morning 800s today were tough. I almost bailed on doing all 4 of them. It was humid, windy, much warmer than it's been. I really didn't want to do them. I'll blame it all on my running partner. But, getting them done today will make me a faster, stronger runner tomorrow (well, maybe not exactly tomorrow, but other tomorrows with an "s").

You can of course apply this idea to much more significant, meaningful actions. Of course, sometimes it's simply the little things leading us on the path to bigger things. Like writing out your ideas for a business. Just that simple act of getting the process started can lead to huge changes. Remembering to be there for family, friends, even strangers can mean that one day, someone will be there for you.

Simple actions, profound actions, they all lead to some form of reaction. Think about Newton's Laws of Motion. The First Law of Motion (Law of Inertia) states:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."
So if we don't do something today to put things into motion, things will remain unchanged. What will you do today that will better your tomorrows?

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