“We over-exaggerate yesterday, we over-estimate tomorrow, and we under-estimate today.” – John Maxwell
I was listening to a podcast this morning on the way in to work, and honestly my mind was elsewhere … I wasn’t really engaged in the discussion … until the speaker quoted this little gem from John Maxwell.
For the remainder of the drive in, it was all I could think about. Take each piece independently … how often do we look forward to something in the future only to find our expectations of the event were bigger than the event itself? How often do we find ourselves reliving past successes (or failures for that matter)? How often do we miss the near and present opportunities because we are too focused on either the future or the past?