It is in the Present that everything is done. From the point of view of the mind, it is in the Future that the consequences occur. The mind invents a Future in which to perceive these consequences and moves towards them. If these consequences are seen to be both essential and realisable, the state of the perceiving mind is Hope. If they are seen to be essential but unrealisable, it is Despair.
Action is in the Present. The power to do things exists in the Present, too. Not only that, it exists inside you. Everything that has ever come into existence (including you) comes from that source. Everything that will come into existence (including future you), will come from that source.
It is the Centre. Locate it. Investigate it. Learn how to use it.
NEW PROJECT: RUNAWAY TRAIN