“No valid plans for the future can be made
by those who have no capacity for living now.”
– Alan Watts
To reach any goal in the future, we must use now as the starting point. If we are incapable of fully experiencing this moment, we will hardly be more apt to embrace the next one any better. Living happens now.
Whatever we are aiming for, whatever goals we are setting for ourselves, when we get there, it will still be now. How will you feel then? How will you treat people then? What kind of enjoyment will you get from life then? If you plan to achieve it then, start living it now.