Yesterday, my editor wrote me, “Great week for the Blades Bandwagon!!”
It was a great week. In fact, it was an incredible week.
We launched the Trump book. We had two great placements in the New York Times and American Spectator, and we have ridiculous interest in the book.
Yet, until he emailed me, I hadn’t thought much about it.
Living In The Future
Instead of celebrating what we achieved this week (let alone the years of effort that built to this) I was too busy looking forward, preparing myself to crush next week.
Last year I developed what is one of my most potent tools, “The Formula.”
As someone who has always been driven towards building a magical future, I built The Formula to keep reminding me to love the present moment.
The Formula = Love the now + Love the future, now.
Living In The Now
To break it down, the first part of The Formula, “Love the now,” simply reminds you that now is all that you will EVER have.
All of your past. All of everything that you have done. All of everything that you have become is happening right now.
Now is the only moment that you can EVER possibly experience, so, love it, now.
And I mean really love it. Punch the air. Dance around. Sing out loud. Smooch with your lover. Just absolutely love your life right now. It is all you will EVER have.
Even if your life feels very hard right now (as my life did for years), train yourself to love it. Feel grateful. Feel alive. Feel joy. Choose to find these feelings inside of you, now!
The second part of The Formula, “Love the future, now,” does the same thing, except it reminds you that even a future that you are fabulously excited about, you can only ever experience now.
This means, no matter how amazing you dream your future to be, it is not “reaching” that future you want to be excited about, but loving being excited about this future now.
Stop Pretending You’re Not “There…”
You stop pretending that there is some life out in front of you. You stop living inside the illusion of one day how your life will be and how you will feel, and instead, you choose to feel this way now.
Putting both parts together, I hope you can see the devastating power of this tool.
Too often we find ourselves living in the past or dreaming of a brighter future, when the only moment for you to be loving your life is right now.
There is no other time. There is no other life. There is no other you.
There is only the life that you are choosing to be loving right now.
The Formula, along with a handful of my other Tools, are the pinnacle of my work on the mind.
All these tools are incredibly simple, and that’s the point…
But even then, it can take real effort to remind yourself to use them!