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Personal growth: Understanding the importance of “Now” May 7, 2018

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in personal development ideas.
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When President Abraham Lincoln was struggling along with his administration’s cabinet with the many critical problems facing the United States during the Civil War, Lincoln apparently had great difficulty getting his cabinet members to focus consistently on the present, on the “Now.”

As portrayed in the movie Lincoln, the President at one point became so frustrated with his cabinet’s bickering about future “what if’s” and past “if only’s” that he slammed his hand on the conference table and exclaimed:

“I can’t listen to any more of this…

Now!…Now! …Now!

See what is before you…

See the here and now. That’s the hardest thing…the only thing that accounts.”

The concept of Now can’t be said much better.

Here’s the link to the movie clip: