Every Day Proves Itself. That is my mantra. Yesterday doesn’t matter. Tomorrow never arrives. Today, this moment, that instant — the notion of the immediate now — is the prime drive of the day.
There are those among us that believe past performance matters more than now. I disagree.
We are required to prove ourselves every single day across a thousand nows.
We must be cogent and present and dedicated to making every moment alive instead of just passing time.
If we work — volunteering, or for pay — we must work with every inch of our hearts and every measure of our blood or we risk the inevitability of failure. We cannot become complacent. We cannot expect favors to be done for us in the idea of the overall dedication to a cause. We must be focused and clear and forever on-point.
There is pressure in the every day perception of proof, and some of the more brittle among us bend, break, crack and crumble — and what do we do with them? Do we pick them back into the pieces of what they once were? Or do we sweep them away with the wind, never to be considered or metered again?
We cannot beg or ask for passion and dedication — those are gifts that can only be given — but if they are offered, but never produced, then a sweeping away is the only remedy.
I worked with a theatrical director many years ago, and his motto was, “You must always renew the covenant.” He wanted people to always come back to him and “renew the contract” of their relationship. He wasn’t a very talented director, and his was culturally, socially and sexually confused in uncomfortable, public, ways — and so few people, including me, were inclined to renew the covenant when it was overdue.
I am of the mind today, that if you are in the scheme of the covenant, you are missing the larger context of “Every Day Proves Itself.” No covenants required. No renewables available.
You work each moment of each day, and when you successfully do that — nothing else need be proven, tended, or bartered — because in every instance of every day, the proof is right there in the results of your work.