“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

It’s like what Jerry Seinfeld once said during one of his monologues: Men aren’t interested in what is on TV; they’re interested in what else is on TV.

We all have a habit of getting caught up in other things. As I sit here and type this blog post, for instance, I am already thinking about what I am going to write tomorrow. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to live in the moment, as it were, especially in the digital age of information overload.

And that’s why John Lennon’s words ring even truer today than when they were first uttered. Admittedly, the Beatles co-founder was before my time, but I absolutely agree that life is a song. It’s a melody that is to be enjoyed, but only if you stop to listen. As you think about tomorrow, don’t forget to experience today.

Yes, forward thinking and ample planning are the cornerstones of turning your dreams into a reality. Yes, you will ultimately be remembered for what you accomplish and not what you attempt. This is all true and it lends itself to a future-oriented vision, but you should also recognize that life is but a brief glimmer.

And the life worth living is the one right in front of you.

“Imagine there’s no heaven.
It’s easy if you try.
No hell below us.
Above us only sky.
Imagine all the people living for today.”