I wrote this about three years ago and sent it to someone who asked me who I was quoting. I thought I had lost track of it but I found it deep in my Hotmail account. I’m posting it hear partially because I’m proud of it, partially because I should be taking my own advice more often, and partially so I don’t lose it again.
Feeling perpetually impatient and involuntarily rushed, we are crushed by
the idea of an impending end to the time given to us to finish our lifetime
goals. Minute by minute we are tempted to scrutinize our productivity and
achievement, comparing our own progress to those around us who seem
infallible. In this fog of analysis and discontent we lose sight of a very
important event: our daily rebirth. Each day that we are granted is a chance
to escape the condemnation of comparison and start anew on our way to who we
know we can be. Every morning, light or dark we start a new path, mark a new
beginning, become a new, different, wiser person subject only to our own
judgment, compared only to who we were the day before. It is the concept of
this vivification that is so important for us to understand in order to
continue on the path of success that lay before everyone.