“Today is the only important day. There are 86,400 seconds in a day, and how you use those are critical.”

As someone who’s training to run a marathon next June, I’m constantly bookmarking inspirational quotes and videos I find online. The above quote is from a video collage posted by a fitness Facebook page, that is six minutes of pure motivation.

My interpretation of this quote is that today is the only day you have control over. Today should command your full attention and requires all of your effort and energy.

Yesterday is done and gone. You cannot change what you did yesterday, whether it was good choices or bad ones that you made. If you did well, then use it as momentum to help you do well again today. If you made poor choices, use them as motivation to make today different.

This is especially important for financial choices and spending habits.

Focus On Today

Use your focus for today to achieve your big financial goals. Tomorrow is a new day that you can’t control until it gets here. You don’t know what forks you’ll encounter or what decisions you’ll need to make. You cannot contemplate decisions for choices that have not yet presented themselves.

So instead of focusing on what you cannot change yesterday and obsessing about what you have to do tomorrow, focus on today. It’s the only day you have control over. Today is the most important day.

In my training for a marathon, I need to ensure that I’m giving my body the right fuel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am following my training program exactly and getting a good night’s sleep. Yesterday is gone, so now I have…

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