Only two days matter in all eternity: THIS DAY and THAT DAY. Once we determine how we want to appear before God on that day, we also decide how we will live on this day. Finishing well is not a future consideration, it is a present obsession.
I cannot remember where this quote is from, but I have always liked it for it’s simplicity and depth. If I can ever remember where I found it, I will certainly give credit where credit is due!