25th Birthday Thoughts

I often wonder if the 18-year-old version of Ryan Moran would be proud of the 25-year-old version of myself. We all tend to romanticize the future and regret the past… and completely miss the present as a result. And that is odd, because the present is all that are ever given.

One of the ways that I can trigger myself to live in the present is to remember that I am mortal – one day, I am going to die. It may be tomorrow, it may be 95 years from now, but one thing is for sure: one day, I won’t exist anymore. And that frees me to be fully present and fully alive in this moment.

These are my late night attempting-to-be-deep thoughts from my 25th Birthday:

Remember: your past is not now. There is only now, and you have a finite number of them. You do not have time to maintain regret, and you do not have time to hold onto grudges. If you embrace now and let the past stay there, then you are free to create a more glorious story than the 18-year-old version of you ever dreamed of.

Live free,

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9 thoughts on “25th Birthday Thoughts

  1. happy birthday Ryan Im 23 almost to that quarter century mark I would just like to say your motivational spin on your speeches intrigue me!! ive been into the whole consciousness law of attraction meditation astral projection “the secret” type stuff for quite awhile now and it has absolutely changed my life allowing me to find you and some other valuable marketers.. ive been online for awhile now but new to the “IM’ game and moving along quite well I will be following you closely and hope to be on the “same page” soon

    anyway happy late birthday hope to talk to you in the future

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