Why each day is the first day: how to live each day as if it were the first and the last — at the same time

As well know as the white belt mentality

Here I am one more day — that is why I will try to exemplify how to simultaneously live each day of your life as if it were the first and the last.

I start a new day as if today was the first (or the last) I started writing on a blog, except for 3,463 posts later.

Today I realize it is one of the last days of a stage that has lasted more than 15 years.

Everything that has to start starts today and everything that has to end ends today.

I have been able to get here respecting who I am.

Along the way, I have failed more than 15,000 times (at an average of 1,150 failures per year)

I have broken down emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

I have managed to destroy any limit, barrier or obstacle. I have even turned every adversity into teachers, into springboards to access unusual perspectives.

I have turned my life into a glorious and exciting experiment, with its corresponding curves, ringlets and leaps into the void.

I have gone 350 kilometres per hour on the highway of life; sometimes, I have accelerated even more. I do not know how fast I am going; I enjoy the scenery.

There are times when I could have finished myself off, but instead, incomprehensibly, I’ve risen in ways I couldn’t describe.

Life has taken what was not mine and has given me what it wanted. I have known how to dance with it, showing a similar character, before fortune and misfortune, grace and misfortune. It hasn’t been easy, I’ve had to train for more than 420,000 hours to learn how to live, and I feel like I’ve just started, especially when I look down at my waist and see the white belt I always wear.

The only motivation I have felt is to explore the unexplored, to be able to open my eyes every day, to try differently each time, to see what is possible and what is not.

I have found motivation, passion, inspiration and purpose in something as simple as living.

I have arrived here doing everything, being everything, thinking about everything, feeling everything, living everything. Now that I am here, I understand the subtle perfection with which everything has happened.

My limitations have tested me. I have been afraid of rejection by a woman for 38 years; I have lived in fear of being left. I have carried many responsibilities and guilts that did not belong to me. It took me almost 39 years to trust a woman, to accept and recognize it. I have been wrapped between the cosmic nodes that universal love represents.

I have been blessed with the most amazing family, friends, colleagues, team, clients, collaborators and associates I could have encountered.

Play every role that life requires you to play

I have become my prince charming, the Cinderella, the commoner, the Spartan, in the book from which I have read the most incredible story ever told and in which, at the same time, I have written that fascinating story.

I have embraced every possibility as if it were the one area of mastery in my life. I have exposed myself to the probability of losing myself in the infinite abyss of allowing anything to shape you. I have opened Pandora’s box of consciousness, and I am about to stay halfway, now I keep going down to the depths of the burrow; I know that I will die in that descent, but I will not do it thinking of having started or not trying to reach the end (if it exists)

About being unstoppable — isra garcia

I have gone through everything you can imagine and whatnot; it would be difficult for many of you to digest. But, on the other hand, I feel proud to have passed through there.

I have danced between the extremes of habits, lifestyle, training, skills, profession, experiments, etc., without rest for over 12 years.

However, this does not amount to anything; it’s all in the past. It’s all words and fancy concepts and ideas. It could all have been an illusion (or not). But instead, this helps me to realize that I am amazed by the ability to go live that I show myself that I have every day out of pure love for the art of living.

And here I am, one more day, without considering that it could be the last or the first. Today, I will do what I do on a “normal” day because today, again, is day one, it all starts over, and we are all white belt students waiting for the class to begin.

When you know this, you realize you have everything you need.

But only for today, because tomorrow, we start again.

Why each day is the first day: how to live each day as if it were the first and the last — at the same time — Isra Garcia

Ps. Check this story about these 21 questions to draw you life’s path. And only if it resonates, you might consider listening to my podcast, The 1% — Disrupt Everything, where I interview the 1% of world-class disruptors of all kinds (with alternate episodes in English and Spanish)



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