Question of the day

Do you focus more on the past, present or the future? 

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18 Responses to Question of the day

  1. sulochanosho says:

    Great question. The Answer to LIFE is always HERE AND NOW!

  2. Eric Olsen says:

    I focus on the present and what I am doing. I try to enjoy life as I live it.
    I think about the future and what I am going to do and want to do.
    I reflect on the past and what I have done, just to keep perspective, and maybe learn from my mistakes.

    Eric 🙂

  3. Jason says:

    I dwell to much on the past but always look to the future……….

  4. gentledove says:

    definately the past

  5. Tosha says:

    I tend to focus alot on the future becuase everything we do here and now has to do with our future.

  6. Darryl says:

    I am a here and now kind of person.

  7. Joy says:

    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…Darryl made a comment! I’m so proud of you and very happy!!!

  8. Jason says:

    Darryl you liar, your a get there when I get there kinda person.
    you will be late to your own funeral

  9. Joy says:

    LOL Jason 🙂

  10. Joy says:

    I live in the present. I go “back” in my mind once in a while but don’t dwell there.

  11. SKL says:

    I used to live in the past when I was young. I think it was because I was very shy and insecure and somehow took comfort in all the things I’d accomplished and survived – like it gave me strength to get through the present challenges. But then I met a friend who was all about the future. It was unsettling to me because I was so used to falling back on the past, I hardly knew how to look ahead except to fantasize about things that had no connection to the present. Once I realized this, I basically said goodbye to all those musings about the past and started focusing more on what I need to do “now” to make things happen like I want them. I still don’t know exactly what I want for my future, but some things are basic. Financial security, good health, etc. I live mostly in the present because I find that thoughts about the future tend to include negativity, like fear of failure and a need to prove something to someone. Plus I’ve learned that living in the present really does get just as much accomplished – maybe more – compared to always focusing on the future.

  12. nikki says:

    I tend to dwell on the past because I’m the way I am now because of it. I can’t be alone, I can’t go anywhere alone, I mean I can I just HATE it. It drives my husband nuts I’m sure but my son knows how I am and almost always offers to go with me. I don’t even like to be alone in a store. It’s bad but i can’t help it. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to erase ALL bad memories.

  13. Joy says:

    It sure would be nice Nikki to erase all that bad stuff.

  14. Mary says:

    All three, depending upon what I’m trying to accomplish. Mostly here and now, but it’s instructive to revisit the past and look ahead to the future. Perhaps that’s why humans have the ability to do all three.

  15. Sue says:

    I would say the present and future. I think about the past, but don’t live in it. I think you need to live in the present to get to where you want to be in the future.

  16. Being a worrywart, I guess I focus too much on the future, especially on what might go wrong and what I should be doing to avoid it. I’d like to learn to relax into the present more…

  17. amberfireinus says:

    I focus on the right now. Because I can’t change the past, nor can I control the future. I try to be wise and use my past and the wisdom gained to help pave my future but thats about where it finishes.

  18. Jane says:

    With a new baby coming in a month, I’ve been guilty of thinking a lot of the future. Normally I think about the here and now but I tend to think ahead and with a daughter coming, I’m a little nervous. We’ve been so lucky with our boy but knowing we are having a girl soon, I’ve been tending to worry.

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