Episode #178 Just For Today

One of the most persistent and pressing questions that plagues us is, “What if I don’t have what it takes?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown joins faith-based speaker and author Barb Roose as she encourages us to muster up only enough strength, courage, and discipline for this very moment in time.

Show Notes

If we can find a little win every day, we can string those wins together.
Barb Roose

Three Problems

  • We are often paralyzed by the belief that a single step forward is a commitment to move in the same direction forever.
  • Tomorrow is never guaranteed.
  • We will not become the best versions of ourselves if we spend our lives preoccupied with the past or fearful of the future.

Seven Principles

  • Every positive choice is a positive choice, even if it isn’t permanent.
  • We don’t need to have it all figured out in order to begin.
  • The greatest gift we can give to ourselves (and to others) is to be fully present in this very time and place.
  • We can never control tomorrow’s circumstances, but we can always control today’s choices.
  • On any given day, we can never do better than our best.
  • It is far easier to face the challenges of today than to face the challenges of every day.
  • We have the power, one day at a time, to choose our way into change.

Three Practices

  • When a commitment to make healthy choices for the rest of the year feels overwhelming, make a commitment to healthy choices just for today.
  • Channel your hopes and dreams for the future into bite-sized daily decisions.
  • Give yourself grace to be brave for only the next 24 hours with no expectation of what tomorrow will hold.

One Perspective

  • “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:34