Living in the present doesn’t mean we’re simply bookended by memories and dreams, between past perspicacity and future hope. There are great accomplishments in the “now” of time. This is indeed where we reflect and prepare, but it is also the only facet over which we have any semblance of control.
The arrow of time points solely in one direction. What has occurred can’t be amended, what hasn’t may be predicted but only with limited accuracy. The present allows you to sow the seeds of growth, learn in variety, experience relationship at its base.
Make the most of what you have (now).
Enjoy life in, between.