We all know the song and some of you may even recall Frank Sinatra singing it, “Let’s forget about Domani ’cause Domani never comes.” It implies of course that we should live for today, enjoy the moment because tomorrow may never come. I don’t mean to rain on the parade of those hopeless romantics but I suggest that these sentiments may have a negative message. Of course it’s just a harmless love song, but let’s spin it in a more literal way. While frolicking in today is great, we must make a hopeful plan for tomorrow. Tomorrow is most likely going to show up and so making some sort of commitment to do anything at all and sticking to it should be part of your plan. Most of us make at least one excuse a day to avoid doing something we don’t want to do. It’s easy. We procrastinate and justify. We give ourselves a free pass, maybe a little too often. We don’t organize and manage our time as best we could.
Be careful. This Domani tendency can lead to dangerously overwhelming waters. Heed the lesson of this old Spanish proverb, “tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” So live in today, be present and let’s forget about Domani. Instead, be ready for Domani.