The ferocity of life on Chicago’s Southside has had the power to take away the hope for tomorrow from many who walk its streets. Too often the cares of right now, be it overdue bills or beef in the streets, overshadow the promise of another day. Still, despite the problems we face, it’s important we remember that the future is built upon a collection of right nows! One may ask, how do our nows affect the future? Take investing your money for instance. You start with putting a few dollars in the bank today, tomorrow a few more dollars, and a few more dollars after that. Eventually you will look up and find your account having a substantial amount of money. Building your future happens in that same step-by-step fashion until your work is complete.
Your vision for the world you want to live in will be built one now at a time. All that is required is that you seize your nows, while they matter, now! This is true whether you are from a neighborhood in Paris, France, or a hood on the Southside of Chicago. No matter how grim your past or how doubtful your present, strong positive action in the now can be the bridge to the future you desire.
No set of conditions has the power to rob you of your future. Your future is yours to mold as you wish, NOW.