Question of the day…Why is it so hard to live in the moment? We are always planning ahead, anticipating what’s to come, setting goals on top of goals. There are many times we miss out on the good that is happening on a day-to-day basis because we are constantly looking forward. How frustrating! If we could just shut our brains on and off based on the moment and eliminate our over-analytical thinking, we could do away with a lot of stress. We always get aggravated with each other when one of us falls back in the routine of always thinking what’s to come.
Just yesterday Catherine stopped me mid conversation because I was having one of my, “Wait, what are we doing? Is this realistic? What if it doesn’t work? What if we are in over our heads,” kind of moments. I hate that I sometimes can’t fight the urge to ask that dreaded question, what if... (insert every worry here). The one statement Cat said threw me back into reality and changed my perspective. “How can you accomplish what you want in a week if you can’t accomplish what you want today. You don’t all of a sudden arrive at success, you have to strive to be successful each day.” DUH. I can’t even appreciate the tasks I am doing now because I am already planning for the back up plan if my current endeavors fall through.
Today is a new day. A great day. So we will live today as if we only have today. Maybe then it will be easy for us to appreciate how far we have come and what we have accomplished. It is like our family motto goes, “We don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s gonna be great!”
We challenge you to change your thinking from “having arrived” to “always traveling.” Success isn’t the end goal but rather the path you choose. We don’t want to be running after victory as the finish line. We would be running our whole lives. Instead, we choose to always grow and improve. Besides, how boring would life be if we got to the finish line too quickly? Forget about deadlines and simply strive to keep your momentum!