20. Past, Present, Future

Brad Sugars describes the three different areas (Past, Present and Future) in how people focus their lives and examines the best area for you. Living in the past is about making decisions and taking actions based on past events and thoughts. The past can either bind you or help you – dwell on it and you will live in the past-present loop. The only way to move on is to “get the lesson.” Living in the future is about making plans but never following through on those plans and ideas. It is important to spend 20% of your life in the future, but if you live in the future, you will achieve little – you will have memories before the events happen. Being in the present requires you to focus your time and energy on the present moment. It is important to spend 80% of your time in the present – to release the past and create a new future with present knowledge and beliefs.