So far this morning, February 29th, 2012, it's been a common theme on Twitter and Facebook. Today is an extra day that only comes around once every four years. What are you going to do today to make the most of today's opportunities?
It's definitely one of those things, that when you notice it, will cause you to stop and think about it. I'm all about maximizing opportunity and seizing opportunity when it arises, so today is just the kind of day to talk about a book like this.
Today Matters - 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success is a really practical guide on making the most of "today." It's inspiring, and challenging, and filled with great examples and practical advice to help you on the road of living by principle on purpose.
The premise of this book is that you can't really worry too much about the past because we tend to exagerate successes and failures, and we often have unrealistic expectations of the future due to the fact that we're not usually doing much "today" to prepare for success. But "today", well, that's a different story. We underestimate the value of today and what can be done today alone to set us on a new course for success and it's today where we need to be focusing.
To become the person you want to be in the future, to enjoy the success you hope for, doing something today is vitally important. This work by John Maxwell is a fantastic road map to help put you on the path.