Today is the Most Important Day!

time management

That is the lesson I will teach my kids over and over and over. I MUST shape their perspective about the value of time, specifically the time that they actually control! Joan Rivers has been credited with saying, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present!”

How many thousands of people have had valuable years of their lives wasted because they could not let go of things in the past? How many will have their lives shortened from stress due to worrying about what might happen in the future? The answer to both of those questions is too many!

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.

The worst part about living in the past or the future is that you’re giving up your ability to effect change. You’re surrendering your power to create some circumstances. If you’re not living in the now, you’re literally giving up your life. We have to teach kids that most of shaping their future is what they do today. Some things you can influence, some things you cannot…figure out the difference and get to work!

Robert Nathan said, “There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.”

Roger Babson said, “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

Lou Holtz said, “If you are killing time, it’s not murder, it’s suicide!”

The apostle Paul instructed believers to make the most of the time they were given.

Sure, take time to plan for the future and learn from what has happened in the past, but remember that neither mean anything if you do not learn to DO TODAY!


Dost thou love life? Then waste not time; for time is the stuff that life is made of.  

- Benjamin Franklin

About Kris Hogan

With a 16-year educational tenure under his belt, Kris Hogan has spent the last nine years working at Grapevine Faith High School in Grapevine, Texas. In addition to sitting on its administrative team, Hogan also pulls double duty as Faith’s head football coach. Hogan also was the subject of Remember Why You Play, a 2008 book by sports columnist and author David Thomas that chronicled the lives, struggles and successes of Coach Hogan and his team. READ MORE→