Carpe Diem Philosophy: How to Truly Seize the Day

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Carpe Diem Philosophy: How to Truly Seize the Day
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When Dead Poets Society was released, Robin Williams stole the hearts of viewers around the world thanks to his portrayal of a remarkable character who believed that ordinary lives can be transformed into something truly extraordinary if we believed in ourselves.

Carpe diem”—or “seize the day”—took the world by storm, and before we knew it, the phrase was everywhere.

How can we truly seize the day? How can we make our lives mean something?

The truth is, our lives already mean something. We just need to find what makes us happy and how we can live in the moment, making the most of the time we have with our family and loved ones.

Here’s how you can “seize the day” and make the most of your personal and professional life:

Take the First Step

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb


We all have 24 hours in a day. How can we make the most of them? The most important thing to do is to take the first step. If you don’t take the first step, how will you be able to reach your goals?

A lot of us are afraid of trying and exploring new ideas. If you don’t dance with new notions, you won’t know what the end result of your ideas looks like. You won’t know whether or not the ideas you come up with are good.

Therefore, don’t be afraid to take the first step. You don’t get to a destination if you idle in your car. In order to reach your destination, you need to drive toward it.

Let the Past Go

The past is the past, and the present is what’s really important. Don’t focus on what’s gone; focus on what’s supposed to come. Live in the moment.

Don’t let your past define you. That chapter of your life is gone and should stay that way. The only time you should be visiting the past is when you need to learn from your mistakes.

If you’re feeling uninspired, unmotivated and don’t know who to turn to for advice, Steve Gilliland has years of experience as a much in-demand keynote speaker. With a powerful message, a proven track record and a comedic way of dealing with corporate stress, he knows how to take up any challenge and help the leaders of tomorrow find the passion and drive to achieve great things.