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As business leaders we evaluate the past and forecast the future. We focus so much on the past and on the present, and we need to. But we take our eye off the present at our peril. How a leader shows up in the moment, each moment, every moment, is what will determine the future and create the past. The present moment is all we control, yet it is often the moment in time to which we pay the least attention.

Now is the present.

Now is a present…a gift.

Now is the pinnacle of your past. Everything you have ever done and experienced has led you to now. Yet now is not limited by your past. Nor is your past limited; it is not cast in stone. You can mold your past by the choices you make now. By elevating now to an even higher place of being, you give more meaning and purpose to the past that brought you to this moment of now. In a single moment, heroes change the meaning of their lives and transform them from mundanity to distinction, from anonymity to renown. The choice to act heroically in the now gives meaning to the past.

Heroic action does not need to be glamorous. Heroic action is simply putting the needs of others or a cause higher than yourself, before your own needs. Love is heroic. Idealism is heroic. Service and leadership are both heroic too.

Now is the foundation of your future…a future that you build from countless now moments; one after the other.

Seize the moment of now with all your passion, energy, and might, for now is all you have. And now is all you will ever need.

August 11, 2020 | By David Lapin

Is leadership something we are born with and possess innately or is it a capacity we learn and develop later on in life? To address this age-old question, we need to agree on what we mean by leadersh…

August 25, 2020 | By David Lapin

Leadership is the art of influencing the thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, and choices of others. In that sense, anybody who is in sales is in a leadership role, trying to influence the thoughts, attitu…

June 30, 2020 | By David Lapin

Of the approximately 35,000 choices we make every day, many of them impact other people. Of course, it’s inevitable that over the course of a few days or weeks, we are going to mess up with these choi…

July 28, 2020 | By David Lapin

Of course I am not better than you—nor are you better than me. Comparing people’s qualities is like questioning whether Einstein is better than Mozart or whether Bill Gates is better than the Dalai La…

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