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  • Writer's pictureTom Foxley

Are you losing time to be your best?

You’ll never get this moment again. Whether it’s favourable or otherwise, a second from now, it will be gone, along with your ability to change your future. How you choose to look at this point in time - as an inconvenience or as an opportunity - determines whether your future will be better or worse. But also it determines your mental health. You must fully seize each moment, make this count. Complete the task to the best of your ability. If you’re training, then train. If you’re prepping food, prep. If you’re learning, journaling, conversing, do so with the intention of enjoying the process, and being present. Even when it comes to recovering or relaxing, do so completely. Put away those distractions; both of the mind and the real world. Drop those thoughts, and put the phone away. Make the most of your time with your loved ones. Who knows, this could be the last moment you get with them. There are two main faults we see here at Mindset Rx’d when it comes to living presently:

  • Feeling like time is slipping by, meaning the athlete tries to do all the things at once. The athlete thinks that all moments must be all things, rather than one thing. They should aim at doing the essential in this moment. Focus on the one thing.

  • Letting moments slip by unconsciously. They live their lives in autopilot, accepting whatever is thrown their way, losing their autonomy in the process.

Now - this moment - is all you ever have. The future will never come, and the past will never be repeated. All you have, is now.

An often considered morbid, but truly empowering, reminder to live in this moment, is that you are going to die. You have no idea when that will be. It could be 20 years from now, it could be 20 hours from now.

It’s coming.Memento Mori.

This moment will pass and it will never return, so live it fully. Embrace it rather than choosing blindness.

Do what is right. Live to your potential. Make that choice now, and live now, so you don’t spend the rest of your life wishing you did.


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