Why Your “Now” Is More Important Than You Think

Trajectory Matters

Greg J Barber


We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey,” right? Cliché, I know, but there’s some solid wisdom tucked in there. Yet, it’s easy to get caught up in the immediacy of the “now” and lose sight of the big picture. We’re all guilty of it: scrutinizing over each hiccup, each failure, and asking ourselves, “Is this even worth it?”

But here’s the deal — trajectory matters. Your current actions, choices, and even your mindset play a significant role in shaping your future. So grab a cup of your favorite brew, maybe some of that single-origin light roast you’ve been saving for a special occasion (or a Monday morning), and let’s delve into why it’s crucial to focus on the now.

The Little Things Count

It’s tempting to underestimate the power of small decisions. You might be thinking, “Ah, how could opting for an extra slice of pizza today affect my life a decade from now?” Seems like a stretch, right? But here’s the rub — those tiny, seemingly trivial choices add up.

Let’s take cooking as an example. Say you’re trying to perfect a complex dish. Each time you practice, you tweak an ingredient or adjust the timing just a smidge. Maybe no one else notices, but over time, these adjustments…