Where I am today is because of what I did yesterday.

I know I can’t change today: it is what it is. So the first thing I have to do is accept it, embrace it, experience it, live it.

I will not spend a single minute ruminating about the past, lamenting inaction, regretting mistakes. None of that is of any consequence, because no power in the universe can allow me to change that.

But what I can do is decide what I want to do right now, so that I can be where I want to be tomorrow. Because where I am tomorrow will be because of what I did today.

I will not be silly about this, of course: I know results won’t happen overnight. It might not even happen the following day. Or the next, or the next.

But I know I didn’t change my diet one day and lose all that excess in a day. I didn’t decide to run a marathon yesterday and then go out and knock down 42km today.

I know for sure it will take days. Likely weeks. Possibly months. Probably years, or decades.

I know that if I don’t decide to change today, if I don’t take that small step to change that 1%, then whatever I want in life will never get closer, and I will simply live today over and over again

But if I take a small step today, if I build on that tomorrow, then maybe in time I can get there. Yes, it is not a sure thing, but then there are no sure things in life — except choosing inaction and staying where I am.

One thing I do know is this: if I take that step today, magic happens. Momentum will build, and people and situations that support my goal will appear.

Because it is the decision to do something today that changes me. And when I change, so does my ability to achieve my goal. I cannot see what I will change into. But the very act of deciding to take action will make it all possible.

So I will change today, I will take one step today, so that tomorrow will be different.