You know when you’re watching a random movie and all of a sudden a great quote pops out? You totally didn’t expect the movie to drop such great words of wisdom? Well I’ve had that happen a few times and the other day, it happened while I was watching Kung Fu Panda. In one of the scenes, the Panda is struggling with the fact that he’s been chosen as the Dragon Warrior and the great master says to him:
Yesterday is history. The future is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
I scrambled to write the quote down and actually rewound the movie to listen to the quote again. For those of you who know me, you’ll know how much I love quotes. Mostly I love them because for those moments in your life when you need a pick-me-up, I find good quotes to be the perfect remedy.
This quote in particular speaks to me because I find too many times in life we let the past affect what we do today. And we let our worry about the future affect what we’re doing today. Really today is the one thing we have complete control over. We chose our path and as they say, the rest is history.