Seizing the moment as it exists now.
This can be advice someone gives to you, and yet not the best way to live your life.
I live as if there is no tomorrow, not exactly a tomorrow, but maybe the day after tomorrow as it's so unreal to think much further than that. Life is so short, and that's if you live to old age, anything on anyday of your life could end it so there really is no tomorrow anymore.
People say "where do you see yourself a year from now" and they couldn't have asked me a more difficult question, because I don't see that far ahead. Maybe I have vague ideas, but nothing is concrete enough in my world to believe what I say is where I will still want to be next week, or next month, let alone next year.
If life is short than why save? if I could be killed tomorrow, why not enjoy today while I have it? I dread the idea of saving towards a fantastic holiday next year, if I could be dead before then. What a waste, all that boring long term planning, going without fun things now, being all serious and mature, and then just dying.
Still though, there have been many tomorrows, and in each tomorrow I am still in a financial rut, still not saving, still not progressing, because the choices people make based on their ideas of tomorrow, aren't being made by me.
I can certainly see the negatives to my living for the moment philosophy, and yet I find it hard to change this. I am attempting to save, and yet I have many moments in which I question the wisdom of saving for a future that isn't certain.
Live as if there is no tomorrow?
Live as if there is always a tomorrow?
Which one fits you best?