Here’s a powerful reminder for all of us that will catapult us into 2018! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday:

We only have one life to live. There aren’t many things in this world that we can control. We can’t completely control what the future holds. We also can’t completely control how other people view us. We also can’t control how long we live this life. But what we can control is what we do with this moment that we have right now.

I’ve heard many powerful quotes and phrases throughout my life, but very few have stuck with me like the phrase “seize the day.” This phrase is a powerful reminder for us to take advantage of the time that we have now and to concentrate on the things that we can control now. I know for me, one of my biggest weaknesses that I have dealt with throughout a big part of my life is letting the thoughts and opinions of others dictate the decisions that I made. For example, if there was something that I truly wanted to do with my life that I felt like would lead to fulfillment and adding value to others but I felt like some of my friends didn’t approve or support that decision, then I would not take action on it. This has been a reoccurring pattern in my life up until I really thought about what it meant for me to “seize the day.”

Fast forward a few years later, I have come to realize that we have one life to live and it’s up to us to live it in a way that we are fulfilled. It’s also up to us to live it in a way that adds value to the people around us and to focus on what truly matters in our lives, and that is relationships. So I encourage everyone to figure out what it means for you to “seize the day” and to focus on the things that really matter!