Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Take Care of Today

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen

Working in a busy accounting firm you sometimes lose sight of today.

You worry about tomorrow, next week, next month, and even future years. How many returns did we complete today? Will the young, new hire have that return to me for review tomorrow? Are we keeping pace to have everything done by the due date? Is our 3-year strategic plan still viable? What will we talk about at this year’s retreat?

You also worry about the past. “Remember how bad last tax season was? We don’t want that to happen again!” You recall the poor job Mary did on that Jones job last year and wonder if you can trust her now. I find CPAs have long memories when it comes to someone’s poor performance.

Never forget to live in the present. Let go of living in the past or in the future and enjoy the present. Life is short. Quit worrying so much and enjoy this day. Remember Alfred E. Neuman’s words “What, me Worry?”

  • "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy."
  • Leo Buscaglia

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